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January 24, 2008


But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

--Romans 5:8


Once there was a red bird at my house that kept flying into our window. Over and over again, it flew right into the glass… until it eventually killed itself.


It didn’t matter what I did to try to get that cardinal not to keep ramming its head into our window! Nothing I did… no shooing or swatting or yelling could stop that bird from doing what it thought it should be doing. And in the end, that bird paid the price for its ignorance with its life.


Isn’t that how it is for so many people today? We try to live life on our terms, doing things the way we think they should be done… not realizing that our repeated attempts at finding meaning or security always end in vain.


But that is what’s so great about our God. He saw us in our ignorance… in our sin… and He knew the only way to speak to us… to save us… was to become one of us.


God didn’t just see our plight, our need, and our impending death and walk away and give up. He came all this way to live in our hearts, to reconcile us unto Himself! As the apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:18, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself….”


So let me ask you, have you been living life like that little red bird? Have you been repeatedly trying in vain to live life your own reckless way… ignoring the warning signs from God and those around you?


If so, it’s my prayer that you will be reconciled to God. Turn to Him… and live in the freedom He wants to give you!



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