Friday, March 21, 2014

Philippians: 121 Life

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

In attending a creation conference, I see this verse with the spectacles of genesis.

Life in creation and salvation have the same origin. 

Christ is life.
        Life is Christ.
             In Him, death is nothing less than gain. 

If something can’t come from nothing,
Nor matter be born with years;
If life cannot come into being
When never before it appears;
If eggs cannot come back together
When poured into saline test bowls;
I tell you my friend, altogether
The One who made us, made our souls.

You see, life cannot come to a desert
Except by the unnatural rain.
Nor dead things to living revert
When they do not have life to regain.
To live as a christian is higher
Than our highest thinking can go.
It’s change too profound and entire
For it to take ions to grow.

My friend, when we know our Creator
As Him who is living and gain,
We’ll know Him the more as Redeemer
Who grants life from His own dying vein.
This miracle will not take ages
To form a new creature in Christ.
You see, God has paid for sin’s wages,
And Jesus shed blood has sufficed.

This power of God for creation
Is redemptive as well at its core.
For one would dispense with salvation
In banishing what came before.
And how can we know where we’re going
If God cannot create today,
A heart in whom Jesus is living-
When life is His own word away?

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