Saturday, June 27, 2015

Love rejoices in the truth...

Today I turn to the beginning.
God's imagination and creativity pour out.
The placement of all creation, finally hanging peacefully and perfectly in position.

God's goodness, God's gallery.

After the gallery though, there is more.
God speaks to his Son and the Spirit, saying, "Let us make man in our image. We need hands and feet to work within our creation." So they spin dust and create man and woman.

He speaks of multiplication and fruitfulness and provides man with a physical body, designed to fill up his gallery with life and breath.

He places them in His garden. Providing them with all they will ever need.

But sin...

Sin speaks from the mouth of the fallen. The serpent whispers a twisted truth. And the woman ponders his sneaky question.

"Did God really say?"

Today I sit in the quiet of my home. Still living under the curse from the garden. Clothed and ashamed, overwhelmed, yet unafraid.

Unafraid, because my help comes from a Savior who spoke the truth in Eden. And whose living word has and always will reign, regardless of what we proclaim on Earth.

"Did God really say homosexuality was a sin?"
"Does God require me to love everyone?"

My answer today is yes and yes.

I believe homosexuality is a sin. I believe this because the word of God says so.
I believe my personal sins are no greater or less than anyone else's and daily I confess my
wanderings.

There is no hatred, nor condemnation in proclaiming sin as sin.

I believe in love.
My Bible says that love is patient and love is kind.

But, it also says that love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, it rejoices in truth.

So while many celebrated what they believe to be freedom today, I wept and rejoiced in the truth that will always stand and will serve as the foundation of all that has been and all that will come.

Sometimes love looks different...

Sometimes love gets upset and rears it ugly head, not because of hatred, but because love knows there is consequences for unrighteousness.

I think of my three year old.
I love him with all my heart.
And although he is growing up into an amazing boy, I can see his sin.
His ability to listen in one moment and disobey in the next.

He needs our discipline in order to be free.
True freedom that God speaks of is found in surrender and denying one self in order to serve Jesus Christ.

There's more about this thing, love, we all seem to be fighting over...

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

So today I believe and hope in the love we can only find in Jesus Christ.
His rainbow still stands as a reminder of his love.  His Heavenly house is lit up daily with shades of red, orange. yellow, green, and blue, colors that no man has ever seen. His victory needed no vote, no person to proclaim it.

No flag, no law, no lights on a white house, and no man can redefine what was spoken at the beginning of all creation.

May we all return to our garden, repent and be renewed.

He is coming.

2 comments:

Dixie said...

Very well said, Andrea! The love of Jesus will transcend our sin for He paid the price. ♥

Nicole Morton said...

I want to thank you for taking the time to pray and seek God before posting this. I wanted to let you know personally that I appreciate it.

I have a long history of having to deal with homosexuality as my father is homosexual. It is so hard to stand for my God's truth in this situation and still love my father but it must be done. That's what God has asked of his children. To love them through it but to keep them in prayer and let His light shine in you.

God loves the sinner. He does not love the sin.

Thank you Andrea for obeying the Lord
xoxoxoxo