Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hebrews 2:1-10

"What are human beings that you are mindful of them?" the writer of Hebrews asks in today's passage. Certainly, what are we that God should care? Sometimes it is so easy to wonder just that. How is it that human beings who were created to have a intimate relationship with God and who have done so very much to destroy that same relationship should somehow be deserving of God sending his Son for us? How is it that God would continue to love us... no matter what? We who have ostracized ourselves from God, we who have been at war with each other since the days of Cain and Abel, we who have all but destroyed the planet that God created and gave us to care for, have received the greatest gift God could possibly give us - His Son. ALL we have done has been redeemed.

The writer of Hebrews seems to be saying in essence 'isn't that worthy of your attention?' Isn't it? Don't we who have been redeemed feel a calling on our hearts, minds and even our very lives to live our lives in thanksgiving for this great gift? Or do we continue to wallow in the mess we have made? Will we live each day with gratefulness to God and working to do His Will and not our own? Do we recognize the great gift we've been given and live our lives accordingly... or do we just go on like nothing really has changed?

Oh that we would give heed to God's call our our lives. Oh that we would live the best we can each day, in thanksgiving for God's lovingkindness towards us every day.

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