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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Romans 8:29

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

 All those whom the Father beckons to him are made and conformed into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.  We all were made to be perfect vessels of God, idols in which God dwells and images that reflect his glory.  (Gen 1:27) But just as a cracked pot cannot hold water, a sinful person cannot hold God.  That is why we are being formed and conformed to the image or likeness of the Son, the perfect human container of God, in order that we too might hold life and life in abundance. Without God, we are but empty shells.  We were made to hold Him.

 So how does one so large and so infinite as the Creator God fit inside a person?  The answer is simply that He does not, but rather he fills and overflows in you so that you may be poured out again and again and yet always being filled.  Our God is a never ending spring and whoever drinks of him shall never thirst again not because they will never again have need of water, but they will have water in abundance and will never go without.

There is not just a "God shaped void" in our lives, but our entire being is a void to be filled.  We were born with nothing and will leave with nothing because we were meant to hold eternity within us.  We were meant for God.

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