I woke up this morning with a line from the worship song, “One Thing Remains” playing over and over again in my mind,
“My debt is paid,
there's nothing that can separate my heart
from Your great love.”
We were born into a world that already had victory, jubilee, and eternal life provided for us before we ever took our first breath.The offer and invitation into forgiveness and full pardon had been paid for two thousand years before our existence; before we ever sinned or ever allowed iniquities to touch our lives. Our only requirement was “yielding”. His love paid the price for every sin of every man. All debt cancellations have been provided for by the grace that comes from His great love.
As we’ve entered the month that Christians celebrate the birth of our Messiah, let us remember how this Great Love entered the world that He created as a vulnerable infant. He left His throne to be born in a stable where a young girl would be his mother; a young girl whom He created.
What kind of love allows such vulnerability? He came to pay our debt of sin knowing that many would not ever open and receive the greatest gift mankind was ever offered. Yet still He came. He came as an infant and died as a spotless lamb; the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all mankind.
Today, may we remember and rejoice in Jesus our Savior.. For we have been given eyes to see and ears to hear salvation's song. We have received the greatest gift the world will ever know. Our debts have been paid and they are remembered no more! We are free from the captivity of sin’s slavery and can now walk in the way, the truth, and the life. Like Joshua the high priest (Zechariah 3) we are “brands plucked from the fire”. Nothing can separate us from His great love!
May we be awakened from our slumber to experience the joy that has been set before us...a Savior and a King. May we yield, and receive the fullness of everything the gift of salvation has offered us. May we shake off the slumber that tries to separate us from first love and wipe the sleep from our eyes so that we may see clearly. The King is on His throne and we have been seated there with Him!
“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6
We celebrate the honor and joy of walking with Him. We celebrate that our yielding has become the doorway to live in all that His life, death, and resurrection provided. Today we once again yield to Him that we might fully embrace abundant life!