guest writer, Bronwyn Battye, Nuriootpa, S.A.
There’s a true story of two brothers in America which came to my attention. One brother had taken good care of his body and health, and was a basketballer. His only brother had so abused his body with alcohol and drug usage, that he urgently needed a kidney transplant.
The healthy brother suffered emotional conflict over donating his kidney to save his brother’s life. He wasn’t sure if the sacrifice was worth it, because of his brother’s lifestyle. He said, ‘If my brother promised to turn his life around and stop the drug abuse, I’d be willing to save him.’
Humanly speaking, his attitude is understandable. But let’s reflect on how a pure and holy God had every right to turn his back on us, after Adam ditched our original inheritance through wilful disobedience!
I am so thankful to God that this new beginning for mankind came about solely because of a conspiracy of unconditional love and mercy by the Godhead – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:68 ‘Blessed (praised, extolled and thanked), be the Lord God of Israel because He has come and brought deliverance and redemption to his people.’ V78… ‘Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit us.’
Thank you God, that when you sent the Redeemer, you knew that although many people would be delivered from muddy rivers of sin, many wouldn’t even want to be rescued from their murky waters! John 1:12 … ‘But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, rely on) His name.’
What if Jesus had said IF to the Father, when the Trinity met together?