April 13, 2007

MFN

After a brutal 40 days of lent, Easter, for me, is best summed up by Psalm 147:20 -- "He has not dealt thus with any other nation. . ." (ESV)

It speaks of undeserved but nonetheless abundantly given grace to a nation, a People, that deserves far, far less.

"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings, and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet. . ." (Psalm 8:3-6; ESV)

The Lord who is risen is He who "determines the number of the stars (and) gives to all of them their names" (147:4; ESV)--truly, the King, Creator, Owner of the Universe.

We are God's MFN (Most Favored Nation) and Easter serves to remind us--me--of that. "He has not dealt thus with any other nation." Indeed.

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Thank You Lord for not giving us what we deserve--for dealing with us, unlike any other nation, any other People; thank you for blessing us with everything within YOUR imagination with everything beyond OUR imagination. This Easter, may we live lives that reflect the healing, the restoration, the hope that Your resurrection brings.

2 comments:

separate opinion said...

Sir, this has long been one of my own favorite passages :

http://net.bible.org/verse.php?book=Amo&chapter=9&verse=7


but a joyful Easter, sir =)

Daisy said...

Dear Ted,

Belated Happy Happy Birthday!!! we hope and pray that indeed it was an Easter for you!

May you blessed as you are a blessing to others.

Sorry this greeting is late by a couple of weeks.

God bless you always bro! know that we are here for you.

labs,
Amats, Day and Isay