Sunday, August 30, 2009

When Even Perfection is Not Good Enough

The photos are still not uploaded to the computer, so that will have to wait.

This morning in our Love and Respect Class at church, the speaker on the tape said this: "Eve was in the Garden of Eden where everything was perfect. There was no sin, no pain, no problems, but she still was not satisfied and wanted more."

That hit me like a cold wet towel. I'm just like her. I have a wonderful husband who protects and provides for me, children who love Jesus and are committed to following him, a home more beautiful than I could have ever imagined, a loving extended family and lots of friends, all the conveniences I could ever dream of, but I still find myself wanting more. A new kitchen sink, wallpaper removed, new light fixtures, a skinnier body, less gray hair, my children closer, more money to do things I want to do. I have the same heart that Eve had. I'm realizing the depth of my depravity and the boundless love of my Savior Jesus. He can see through all the yuck of me and gives me the most priceless gift of all. A relationship with Him. And He is the one who continues to pursue me. Despite it all. All my whining and childishness. All my belly-aching and dissatisfaction.

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
"Full atonement!" can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
"It is finished!" was His cry;
Now in heav'n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we'll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Indeed, what a glorious Savior. Thank you, Jesus, for loving the Eve in me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Its Coming!

I've taken photos of the house, but the battery on the camera went down and had to be charged. As soon as it does, I'll post a tour of the house. Have a blessed everyone!