Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Why He Came
By Ramone - December 9, 2007
"The glory of God is man fully alive."I've started reading John Eldrege's book "Waking the Dead" and was struck by the Proverbs quote after he put it in the light of God's purpose in sending Christ -- to redeem our hearts, to heal our hearts, to restore our hearts to life. The spring of His abundant life comes from your heart! He came for men & women's hearts, to save & restore them. He came & died & rose to give you your heart back!
- Saint Irenaeus
"Above all else guard your heart
for it is the wellspring of life."
- Proverbs 4:23
I wanted to draw a picture for a bookmark while I read it, and I saw this picture as I thought of it. The focal point of this picture --and the part which I saw most clearly-- is not the heart, however, but the eyes of the man coming out of darkness. He sees his heart, he sees with the eyes of his heart for the first time. He has taken hold of that for which Jesus came to give him -- his heart.