Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Return to Me

God made man.
He made us good--very good.
God made us to know Him, to share with Him, to walk with Him on a common ground.
But we don't.
After the catastrophe in Eden, a basic flaw keeps us apart.
He is perfect. We are not.

God knows this, of course, so He set out to fix the situation.
Come home, He says. 

Return to me, declares the Lord Almighty, and I will return to you.--Zechariah 1:3

Did you hear that?
Come to me. Return to me.
He wants to have us back, to remake us into the very good human beings He made originally.
But He will not change Himself to do it.
He will not become like us.
We have to become like Him.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the LORD, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the LORD, the Spirit.--2Corinthians 3:18

Our way back to God is laid, and it is through the cross.
Jesus opened the door, but we have to walk through it, and keep on walking.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.--John 8:12

The light of life...what God is, and what He wants us to be again.
The seed is within each of us still. God knows it, and wants us to know, too.
He spoke His own identity over us in creation:
Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness--Genesis 1:26

What He spoke in an instant, we will spend our lifetime answering.


  1. "Our way back to God is laid, and it is through the cross. Jesus opened the door, but we have to walk through it, and keep on walking." This is so true. He gives us redemption and new life, but we have to live it out and keep living it out, or we won't grow in His likeness and experience that closeness with Him.

    1. Keep living it out. That's the hard part, isn't it? Feeling like a failure today and as I look back at this post, knowing what I'm supposed to do, but just not doing it. Sigh.

  2. Hi Mrs. P.! I have to live that 'come back' every day. I was just thinking this morning how hard it is to pick up the cross...but then I have to see how Christ did it first and best.

    So true that it will take my whole lifetime to try and get it right. And I still won't, but it's the trying that is good!

    Nice to see you !

    1. I know what you mean. I keep thinking that we surely must live to be happy, that God wants an easier life for us than we have. But then there's the cross. First and best. Yes, He did.