Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hebrews 3:5-6: Now Moses was faithful in all God's house was a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Chris is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are His house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
Have you ever been a part of building a house? My wife and I built our house in the town we lived in before coming to Huntsville. We were at the house every day while it was under construction. We were making sure that it was being built according to the plans and our specifications. Did the process go smoothly? No and yes. It seemed that I was calling the builder every day, taking care of things that weren't being done right. And there were things they were doing that they did very well.
House construction is not an easy process to go through. And when it is finished, and when the fruit of the labor comes to a conclusion and you move in, it is awesome. It is your house.
Jesus and Us:
I'm sure that Jesus is challenged by us. He is building us into a home, a house, and a people that belong to Him. We don't go together well sometimes. We are resistant to being molded and shaped to fit what He wants us to be. We are defective and warped. The raw material for Jesus' house is sinful. "Sinful since conception."
So Jesus had to find a way to make all the pieces and materials fit together to build the House of God. How did He do that? Simple. He died on the cross. Jesus gave up His body and blood to forgive and to cause the "building blocks," namely you and me, to fit together in His perfect harmony. Jesus' broken body was the means by which God perfected us. Jesus' blood is the "mortar" the glued all of us who believe with His forgiveness and life. And when Jesus rose, He brought us and built us into His house.
Was it easy? What do you think? No, it was not. Jesus' suffering and death put us together. It was painful. Jesus died. So that we will live.
And so Jesus' death and resurrection made us to be just the right materials to build His house into something grand and wonderful. We are phenomenal house of love and forgiveness, of grace and mercy.
And this living house is always under construction. God the Father through Jesus the Son and called by God the Holy Spirit, is continually adding on to His house. This is beyond description. So we say, "Thank you."
What is one way that you can say "Thank You to Jesus for all He has done. Please share.
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.