Hebrews 2:14-18
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

I’ve been a loud participant of the debate that fought against the concept of God, our need for a God and the futility of our backward minds in falling prey to historic myths quoted in the Bible. In this dark world where survival of the fittest is the theme, the need for God was accounted for as equal to holding a lucky charm and hoping for hope’s sake that it worked. Being good, doing good and feeling good were fictions of fertile imagination because no one really cared and therefore I preached self-reliance and making a future for one’s self rather than being told what to do. One day in the not so distant past, I was met by this very God who changed my heart and mind forever and suddenly everything made sense and life had a purpose and I had a goal. I found that I was not alone and that many like me were riveted by this great God who was not a myth but a reality, more real than I am as a human. Are you like me one who wonders if any of this is true or are you one of us who found the truth?

What moved my heart about God was His son, Jesus Christ. If God conceptually existed and was as righteous and true, there was no way I found anyone around me who could possibly be able to know Him because we are all broken and sinful deep down inside. I’ve never known a single person who is perfectly righteous and therefore I wondered why a perfect God would permit an imperfect human to have anything in common with Him. However, if that God loved us so dearly because we were His own creation, He might give us a way of accessing Him and that way is His son, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to the earth, lived our life and faced our challenges but overcame them. He was killed because we could not accept His perfectness but death could not crush Him because He was lifted up by God to be with Him until the time was right to take us back. If any God was worthy of my total submission, it was Jesus alone and I am thrilled for every moment I share with the one who loves me more than I can ever love Him back.

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

1 Corinthians 15:54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

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  1. Oh . . .this is just so good, Vineet. Thank you for stirring us to excitement over the One who loves us, died for us and lives within us today! God bless you always! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Debbie,
      Thank you for faithfully visiting the blog and being such an encouragement to me. Your gift of poetry to praise God is as special as your gift of encouragement and I cannot thank God enough for you. How is your daughter doing? She continues to be in my prayers.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  2. Thank you for asking about my daughter! She is better and it wasn’t as severe a time as usual! 🙂 Praise Him and thank you for praying and caring for us! deb

  3. ServantBoy says:

    Debbie,
    It’s always a joy for us to uphold each other up in our Lord’s presence, specially when we know that we have a burden. Praise God for sparing your daughter and I will continue to lift you and your family to the Lord for His hand of blessing, healing and restoration.
    Blessings,
    Vineet

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