Spaces of Grace and Truth
Have you ever thought about the space in which you live? We all live in spaces of our own making, whether good or bad. I think in this culture that invades our space at such a rapid pace, we might miss opportunities to filter the environment around us. Most of us wake up and hit the ground running. Completely unaware of the space we are creating. And sometimes, unfortunately, we create spaces around us that are void of the active work of the Holy Spirit. We leave no room for grace and truth. Not for others or even for ourselves.
One of the greatest invasions of time and space was the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. The space in which He lived and died changed mankind forever! Thank you Lord!
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
When Christ came, He filled the space with His grace and truth. Two divine natures of God. The scripture in John tells us that it was His dwelling among us that not only displayed His glory, but was full of grace and truth. In there, lies the answer to how we create spaces of grace and truth. Not only for ourselves, but for those around us.
The Word, Jesus, MUST dwell in our midst.
As we make room in our personal space for the Lord to dwell among us, we are transformed into His image and we now become aware of the surroundings in which we live and create. We realize how much grace and truth He has given to us, and in turn we desire to do that for others.
Even in this fast paced culture we can control our space and environment, but we must be intentional about it. As people around us enter our space, are we mindful of displaying grace and truth as Christ did? Do they sense something different, not fake, but real? The only way we can accomplish or answer that question, is how much time and space do we give the Lord in our daily lives? Is He truly Lord? As we allow Him in, He changes the atmosphere of our hearts.
As you enter this holiday season and spend time with family and friends, make sure the space around you is a reflection of Jesus! Be that person that when you walk into a room you fill it with the love of God. That people sense you have been with Jesus!
He is the true Hope! And what better time of year to show that, than Christmas.