Sunday, September 13, 2009
By Ramone - September 10, 2009
Online I watched a beautiful video about "Imagine Art", an art therapy center and thought of how it would be great to do something similar for people, but I wondered if I could do that --- because I have had my own private weaknesses.
Then You, Lord, You showed me a picture of a big sick-looking body, and a smaller, bright person in the corner. The big-looking one is the "body of sin"! And in the corner is me, pure in You, but sometimes feeling small & overwhelmed by the sin I see still remaining in my flesh.
Then You told me there is a cross in the picture! (How can it be otherwise when looking at our sins and struggles! How can we ever look at our sins & struggles without seeing the cross!) You say the cross is at the bottom (it is "the bottom line" of all things with You!) and it is between me and this body of sin! Thank You!!!
Knowing Your cross is between me and my body of death, knowing the cross is between my sins & me, I am a butterfly! I am transformed!
The first scripture I thought of was:
"For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with [or 'rendered powerless'], that we should no longer be slaves to sin." (Romans 6:6)And the verses that apply here most are obviously Romans 7:21-8:4!
"And so He condemned sin in the flesh." (Rom.8:3)So the name of this picture is "Condemned!"
Because my sin is condemned! My sinful flesh & body is condemned by what You have done, and I am saved! Thank You!
See also: "Your Sins Have Been Condemned!" (at Heart For Adventists)