Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Like Water Spilled on the Ground

I love the times when you stumble upon those hidden few couple sentences or paragraphs that summarize the gospel, the love of God toward us, in a surprising, complete and overpowering way. I had never noticed before the beautiful summary of the gospel tucked away in the story of Absalom's reconcilliation with King David (Absalom, one of David's sons, had killed Ammon, another one of David's sons, because Ammon had raped Absalom's sister, Tamar).

Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead he devices ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. - 2 Sam 14:14

Praise God for the extensive measures that He undergoes so that we, who were banished to die, would not be estranged from Him.

Thank you for the cross.