Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jesus, the Mediator, an answer to Job's prayer

In one of the oldest books of the Bible, Job says, speaking about God, " For He is not a man, as I am, That I may answer Him, And that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both." Job 9: 32-33. (NKJV) Job was wishing and praying for a mediator who could bridge the gap between himself and God. Little did he know at that time that God would provide such a mediator for mankind. It had already been planned!

Jesus is the only person who could build a bridge for man to get to God. He is the only one who could lay His hand on both man and God. Jesus who was with God from the foundation of the world came and died on the cross so that man could be reconciled to God. He was the only sinless, perfect lamb. Jesus suffered far greater than Job ever did.

No one can stand and ask God, as in a courtroom, " Why didn't you do something about our pitiful condition?" God did. Can you imagine this same God who spoke the worlds into existence and got his hands dirty when He formed man? The Bible says in Genesis that He formed man out of the dust of the earth, and breathed into him the breath of God. This was the crown and glory of His creation. This same God comes to earth and buys our redemption, and it is soaked in His own blood, and bears our sin in His own body. We have a God who is not afraid to get dirty for His own Beloved children that He loves!

Scripture says in Colossians 1:17 " He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." Just think about this for a moment. Jesus is hanging on the cross, and He is the one in whom all things hold together. He could have just thought, or spoken one word, and He could have been rescued. Not only that, it could have been over in a matter of minutes, but He was on the cross for six hours! Not only did He drink the cup, but He drank it to the very fullest. We should be so grateful for this, not just at Easter but everyday. Because we are redeemed, bought, washed, we are adopted children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah, praise the Lamb!!

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