Today I was just thinking about the Lords glorious patient with us. What an inspiring picture. I have recently listed to the song ‘glorious ruins’ and although I have not been a big fan of the mainstream Christian Music scene, so much truth came out of the lyrics.
The part that really touched me in the song is where they say : ‘Let the ruins come to life In the beauty of Your Name Rising up from the ashes’ I can so many times, in fact daily, relate to the state of ‘ruins’. In my daily life, it is so clear and apparent to me that I am fallen when I look at my fleshly nature. It is such an existent and tangible state, this state I find myself in that can be called ruins.
But then I think of Paul that says in Romans 7 ‘I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do….For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me… What a wretched man I am!
Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? (NOW FOR THE BESTEST PART!!) Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Oh how encouraging… these human creatures created in many aspects of ruins have this Hope in Christ! So although we still have this flesh that will make us fall and sin until we are with the Lord, we have daily victory over the ruins.
What a patient God.. I would have long time ago given up on me… all glory to Him who creates with compassion. This person that is Grace…