Smiles, I just had to go with the title as it came to mind. Yes, found!.
Looking at our history as men, from the time of creation to this present day. Something made a difference in our walk. And yes, it became the foundation of our Christianity today.
Okay. Let’s picture a dude; a cute or handsome dude who went on a search of a bride and having given his all for this chase or aim. He then came back with a bride that seemed less in standard according to the review of others close to him (his relatives, friends, etc.)
Hope we read the illustration?. Holding on to that mental picture then, let’s read the stated Bible verse below.
And while you read, do take a breathe and read it keenly. It bears the crux of our share on this theme. ☺👍
Vs 6: While we were still helpless [powerless to provide for our salvation], at the right time Christ died [as a substitute] for the ungodly.
Vs 7: Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die.
Vs 8: But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:6-8 (AMP)
These verses are amazing. Beyond the sayings of others (the world’s view of who we are and may have been), Christ still took us as His bride and didn’t stop until He paid the price in full.
In our culture today, let’s imagine a prince having served the bills required of him to pay for the bride price and other wedding expenses. It then turns out to be that the lady he adores has no morals at all. Like she literarily doesn’t bother about anything and so has no wifely character or attribute. And this fine/ handsome young man (prince) with such a promising future still goes ahead to not only woo her but also paid all the bride price. Still got her a comfy accommodation and he never stopped loving her and making her feel worth it even when the reverse was the case with her.
That is little of what God did for us. Even in our filthiness and rottenness. And even in our very insignificant state, He still declared to us – “You are worth it”. God! I personally when I think of all God has done for me, for us all, it brings tears to my eyes. I am overwhelmed by it and to crown it up, He didn’t stop at only paying the price for our sins.
Do read this:
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live [together] with Him, For the death that He died, He died to sin [ending its power and paying the sinner’s debt] once and for all; and the life that He lives, He lives to [glorify] God [in unbroken fellowship with Him]. Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin [and your relationship to it broken], but alive to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:8, 10-11 (AMP)
He also gracefully called us His own:
Vs 21: For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps.
Vs 24: He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed.
Vs 25: For you were continually wandering like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
1 Peter 2:21, 24-25 (AMP)
And He also wiped clean our slates:
Vs 17: Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].
Vs 19: that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].
2 Corinthians 5:17, 19 (AMP)
Lastly, to crown it up, He did this:
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself so that where I am you may be also.
John 14:3 (AMP)
Yes dear, He didn’t just find you and called you His own, He has guaranteed you a place of abode – Heaven as well. A place of rest from all of the earthly troubles and trials we may face.
This is to remind you dear reader that you were found by Christ. Let us then live as He desires for us; making His sacrifice over you and I count.
Don’t make a waste of your life. It is too precious to God for you to make it trash or spoil for the enemy to toss here and there and eventually make a waste of. Let’s be warned and take caution. 🙇
Have a great week ahead. Do stay safe even as you maintain the rules guarding your locality. And yeah, do find rest truly in God even in this season more than you have ever done before.
Happy home time and do stay positive!. 🤗