I deal with two opposing, but undeniable, realities: I am ageless, but I am getting older; I am completely healed, but I am sometime sick; I will live forever, but I am dying; I am rich, but I am poor; I am a son of God,
but I am a son of man; I am in the spirit, but I am in the flesh; I know all things, but I know nothing as I ought; I love as God, but I am selfish to the core. In a word, I fully believe and accept my God-given position, but I am at once living an alternate reality. I am a citizen of two worlds: I walk in the heavens and at once dwell in the earth. But, I do believe I am in good company with him who said in Rom 7:24-25: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Some would deny all this. I don't. I love the impossibility of it all. In my Lord I am more than a match for such a puny puzzle. God is revealing Himself in me, by me, through me, and as me, in this maze we call life on earth.
Written June 21, 2011 by Bobby Norton