Heart-Cross Love

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God’s love is a deep ocean.  It’s deeper than your worst pain, disappointment, depression and even death itself. The depths of His love we cannot fathom because there are no limits by which to know Him.

“Can you fathom the mysteries of God?
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?
They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?

Job 11:7-8

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord,
or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
or showed him the path of understanding?

Isaiah 40:12-14

In the amazing words of Matthew Henry in his commentary about Isaiah 40;

Let this beget in us high thoughts of God and low thoughts of this world, and engage us to make God, and not man, both our fear and our hope. This magnifies God’s love to the world, that, though it is of such small account and value with him, yet, for the redemption of it, he gave his only-begotten Son, John 3:16.

heart-crosses

The heart-cross was one of the first pieces I designed after becoming a Christian because it simply and elegantly symbolized what matters, to God and to each of us.  Personally, it is in our hearts that we allow the cross to take root and form us to maturity. From God’s perspective the heart-cross conveys the depth of the Father’s heart-gift of His Son, whose mighty love took our sin and pain onto the cross in final sacrifice.  Our debts have been paid by His blood and our faith in His cross-love, leads us into the most holy place of Gods’ presence, in freedom and without fear.

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Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Hebrews 10:19-24

Looking into the heart of God in it’s holiness inevitably leads us to examine our own frail hearts, so easily sin-filled. To recognize with the eyes of your own heart that Christ died for your sin is the gift of freedom from whatever holds you captive. No one is excluded, but all who will, may come.  You can be forgiven, and your life may become a sacred sacrifice back to God, to be used as He wills, as a pleasing aroma, set apart for His good grace.

Do you know what Christ did for you? Have you considered this heart-gift personally?  If not, I pray you will.  His mercy is greater than your sin.

Laurie

 

Arise Designs Heart-Cross jewelry can be found in the Heart Collection on shop.livedan330.com.

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