“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Friday, July 28, 2017

The Lamb's exaltation of His wife

The beautiful and touching salvation of Christ’s spouse, the church, is wonderfully illustrated in the simple, short film from 1969, Johnny Lingo. In Johnny we can hear the tender call of Jesus for us personally, individually to come to Him, and to trust in Him as someone who is completely opposite to our old master, that ugly despot, called the Devil and Satan. Patiently and kindly, our Lord awaits our response.

Holding out his hand, Johnny quietly appeals to her to trust him. “Mahana.” “Mahana.” As if to say, “I know all the torture you’ve been through.”

Mahana’s faith in Johnny slowly builds. She comes out of her father’s hut and takes Johnny’s hand. His look is one of assurance and promise for her perpetual happiness and his.

He has loved her since they were children; she was always beautiful to him. And now his life-long hope is being realized. Even in her present destitute frame of mind, his prophetic glance sees Mahana completely restored to emotional health and visible beauty. Still plagued with doubts, she gives in to her new husband’s appeals and goes with him.

“In her father’s hut Mahana believed she was worth nothing.” “Yes, and now she knows that she is worth more than any other woman on the island.”

In Satan’s hut, under that enemy’s horrible occupation, the children of Adam have been made to believe that they are worth nothing. The destroyer has maimed and slain them. He has harassed and distressed them. He has sought every opportunity to manipulate their hearts to bring them down to self-indulgence and ruin.

But, at our lowest point the Son of God paid everything for us—risking even His own eternal existence to regain our faith in His trustworthiness. Only One who has loved us since Eden could work so hard to have us again for eternity. Only His everlasting love could turn us back to Him.

His continuous love has made us an eight-cow bride. Now we know that we are worth more to Him than any other creation and world. Our unimpeachable worth in God’s eyes will bring forth our eternal praise and diligent, perfect obedience forever and ever.

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