Saturday, November 24, 2007

God's Riches!

I did one of those manly things this morning--plant flowers. Actually, it was quite enjoyable after a while. The weather was awesome today. We had a nice breeze, warm sunshine, clear skies. It doesn't get much better than that. My older sister (Deborah) and her husband came over this morning to celebrate Thanksgiving/birthdays. It was an awesome day. We had Domino's Pizza for lunch (Jonathan's favorite food). After lunch, we went out to the park to play ultimate frisbee, and throw the football around a bit. It was a lot of fun. Deborah is due in February, so she doesn't do a lot of running right now... but I think she enjoyed being out there and moving around. When we got back, they showed us pictures of their new apartment. It looks very nice (other than all the boxes of course), then we watched the DVD that I put together from our family cruise in 2004. It was weird to see how much we had changed since 3 years ago! We had another wonderful turkey dinner which mom prepared, and Christina did a great job on the pumpkin pie. They had to head back tonight, but it was great seeing them. I don't get to see them very often any more.

I really like the simplicity with which Paul describes what Christ has done for us in 2 Corinthians 8:9.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet
for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

We were infinitely poor because of our sin, and Christ was infinitely rich because of His perfection, and yet He chose to take our poorness upon Himself so that we could receive His riches (eternal life). Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift (2 Cor. 9:15)!

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