‘ Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.’
Ephesians 1:7-20 (MSG)
As human beings, simplicity is not our default. We’ve been conditioned to believe that complexity equates value, simplicity means easy, and nothing ever comes that way. The truth is, while life may be complicated, Christianity was never meant to be. When we look back at Genesis we catch a glimpse of God’s original intent for us – to be in relationship with Him. So beautifully simple. In the complexity of our lives, what would it look life if we returned to His simple intent for us? To rest in the love He’s called us to?
We serve the artist of creation, the maker of complex galaxies and the human heart. He’s far from simple in all He is, but He’s also made it simple for you and me. How He longs to meet you, to reveal His Father heart to you. To breathe life into your soul, and rest into your striving. To welcome you back to child-like faith – far from all your failures, flaws and complexities. For when the world shouts complicated, He roars simple and echoes love.
It’s in knowing God that we find freedom and purpose which results in our making a difference. Oh, the beautiful freedom and extravagant plans He has for your life.
Would you step into His simple grace? The simple life.
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We look forward to the final message this Sunday with Ps Dylan Jahnig at 8:30 & 10:30 and Mark Stone at 5pm.