I recently read this in a devotional and thought simply, “Wow, God! You are the real MVP!”
God has chosen to display His power and love, not through perfect carriers, but through us.
The writer of the devotional was referencing the scripture 2 Cor. 4:7, which I absolutely love.
As I reflected on this, some thoughts came to mind:
- God took a huge risk when He chose us to be His vessels.
- He risked His perfect, untainted reputation, especially because He knew who we were before Christ.
- He knew what we had done, as well as what we would do in the future, because we all have sinned and fall short of His glory daily. (Romans 3:23)
Our Father was able to do this because He had already had a plan in place before He created us.
He had already chosen One who would be our Perfect Carrier.
This is our scripture focus this week.
He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you arehealed. ~ 1 Peter 2:24 NLT
As I read this verse one morning, it hit me in my heart.
I began thinking about the weight of what Christ was physically carrying, i.e. all of my sins–past, present and future–in His body on the cross.
We are not perfect and we will never be…and yet God still chose us to be a showcase of His overwhelming grace and unconditional love.
All because we had a Perfect Carrier.
One who would willingly carry all of our sins, all of our filth, all of our junk to the Cross and lay it to rest once and for all.
Jesus became our Perfect Carrier, thus enabling us to be dead to sin and to live for what is right…even while waiting.
He suffered everything that came His way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. ~ 1 Peter 2:24, The MSG
We don’t have to compromise while we wait.
Instead, we can be free to bear the image of the One who bore our sins.
Sis, because of Jesus’ blood that covers us and makes us perfect before our heavenly Father, we get to be perfect carriers of a Perfect God!
Because of Jesus, not only can we clearly display something the world desperately needs, but we get to do it.