The LAW of Human-Being-Ness is LOVE. Adam and Eve broke this law. Consequently, they became DIS-EASED, releasing a virus of pandemic proportions in humankind for all of history! It’s called the deathvirus. One man’s sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God …. (Romans 5:17)
I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: ‘Now God’s home is with people!
There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain.
SENT FROM THE HEART OF THE FATHER,
JESUS ARRIVED TO DELIVER
A VACCINE FOR DIS-EASE!
The fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
It was our sins that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that MADE US WHOLE.
Through his bruises, WE GET HEALED.
This is an image I vividly remember as a kid. The poliovirus caused paralysis in any, strategic part of the body. However, when it hit the lungs, the effects were devastating. The only hope was the “iron lung”. The machine featured pressurized cylinders which created a vacuum to push oxygen into a person’s lungs. These persons were imprisoned, never to escape!
Enter Dr. Jonas Salk. In the early ’50’s he developed a vaccine that put an end to the ravages of the virus. Yes, I remember getting the shot.
If you’ve been following my Lenten posts, you’ll understand that DIS-EASE confines one behind the bars of DEATH, separation from God.
It’s Good Friday; but what”s GOOD about it ? 1) a vaccine for disease-producing-death was made available! IT’S THE BLOOD OF JESUS! 2) The COST, beyond human comprehension, is covered! It COSTS God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He PAID with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead , that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God. (1 Peter 1:18-21) It was sin that made death so frightening and gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now, in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the GIFT of our Master, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:51 ff)
If a vaccine for coronavirus became availble tody, would you get it! There’s a vaccine for the DEADLY DIS-EASE . Why don’t you get vaccinated?
Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you’ll live as you were meant to live. (Acts 16:30-32)
Pray! “Jesus, I trust that the blood you shed at the Cross is the vaccine that put an end to my DIS-EASED EXISTENCE. It frees me from DEATH forever! I’m thankful that, though the vaccine costs you immeasurably, I’m receiving it at no cost!