“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:14 NIV
I think that we often miss the mark in using language that is easily understood by non Christians. So often I feel that Christians, in general, leave non believers feeling forever excluded. I want them to know how wonderful they are and how much more wonderful they were created to be and to "know that full well."
Last Saturday we went to a fundraising formal for Christians Against Poverty. They do such great work with people in the depth of depression caused by financial debt. Hearing stories of how people have experienced freedom by handing over the paperwork, the burden and the stress, and simply telling the banks etc to take it up with CAP was such an amazing picture of grace in action!
God gave us His Son, so that in the face of life's burdens we can say "take it up with Him."
My heart is for us to be able to capture this beauty of salvation in a language that can be easily understood by non-Christians, that they are introduced to Jesus from the start, that they don't discount themselves because of their "stuff," that they have a freedom not to be sin conscious or sin defined. To understand that God always chose them, that they too were 'fearfully and wonderfully made,' before they ever chose or choose God. That salvation is an opportunity for them to return to God's original plan for their lives, as an adopted Son of God. Oh to capture such beauty?!