Summary: Appreciate the beauty of life loved by God
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! Part 2 Grasping a Full Life Series
January 25, 2004 GIBC, Vancouver, BC
And the LORD God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 (NLT)
If you could tap Jesus’ phone line and hear His conversation to God the Father regarding the people He wants to redeem, what do you think He would say? Would He say, can you believe of all the moronic idiotic things they would do, did you see that? Oiii, what lunacy, what are they thinking?
In John 17:25-26 (NLT) , Jesus says,
25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 And I have revealed you to them and will keep on revealing you. I will do this so that your love for me may be in them and I in them.”
Did you just over hear what Jesus said to the Father? “Your love for me may be in them” wow! Hold the phone, did you get that thought there, can you hear the desire of Jesus? It was Brennan Manning that pointed out to me the very same love that the Abba Father, God the Father has for Jesus, is the same love he has for us. Can this be true? The same depth of love, the same quality of love that the Father has for the Son is for all who are disciples, followers of Jesus Christ.
I wonder how many of us are truly aware, really conscious of this reality that Life is Beautiful… It is meant to be so beautiful. It is to filled with the beauty of God’s amazing and wonderful love. Our lives are not the result of random forces that just collided together by chance. We are not caught up in some impersonal mechanistic universe where only the fittest survive. That is - we are not here just to fill up space. We are not here to provide more taxes for the government. We are not here to chase after the next fad, or some jackpot lottery. We are not here to keep a tidy house, buy the next newest toy in the market. We are not here to fill up the time-sheet and punch out of life with nothing. We are not here to hope in the dark that perhaps some body would love us and care deeply for us. There is someone who loves us already even when we don‘t feel it, know it, or believe it.
God made life and God made it intentionally and with a purpose. How do I know? Read Genesis 2:7. will you? The Lord formed a man’s body… That simple statement of the Bible speaks powerfully and magnificently of a master technician, a master craftsman who took the pain, and the time, and the energy to form something gorgeous, something called “a person”! God did not by accident, or just for the fun of it, kinda like oops while he was kicking some dust, not knowing what to do with all the time in the world, make people.
And if you hear what Jesus said to the Father “your love for me may be in them”, there is a desire, a longing, a special and unique experience that God wants people to come into contact with. What we are hearing about a personal relationship, about love, about the very thing that inspires Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet, or Tolkien to write about tiny Hobbits who will endanger their lives to save Middle Earth. And if you hear Genesis 2:7, God breathed into the body of human beings the breath of life and that my friends relays to us that that the imagery that the LORD God is closely connected at the closest possible contact point, the very breath that invades our being. How close can anyone get? Everywhere we go is air…
This one verse is so profound. God could have just said, “why bother?” If He is as powerful and all-knowing as He is, He knew that that the body he formed from the dust would turn against him. God knew that. Vancouver – bank robbery capital of North America? Illustrate from today’s news:
God could have just stopped the whole thing right there… don’t breathe life into that lump of dust, Sept. 11th, the famine in Africa, AIDS, the Nazi concentration camps…
Yet He formed that body breathed life into it and that body became a living breathing person with his own mind, heart and will. Only being created that has a touch of a heaven, that can connect with heaven on earth! Let’s hear the Bible speak again the purpose of God…