Monday, March 10, 2014

the greatest

hannah singer had posted this from a sermon illustration the other day and i could not take my eyes off of it.

i loved that the verse was the gospel laid out on the left and then our coordinating desires are found on the right. 

every desire you've ever felt, merited or unmerited, can be found at the cross. when God made a way for us to have eternal life with God, through his son Jesus. 

sometimes i get really bored with the cross. it's not enough for me. i hear and hear and hear it and i think, ya, ya, ya...
i'm the teenager rolling her eyes at her father because i have a better way.

does the cross intersect here? in this tantrum my child is throwing for 2 hours?
does the cross intersect here when i fight with my parents once again about something that i feel is important and they feel is important and we both love the Lord, so who's right?
does the cross intersect when that person won't speak to me?
does his death, right now, have anything to do with my exhaustion over just thinking about what the next few months hold for us? new schools, new home, new projects, new diagnosis, new humans.

i couldn't stop staring at that list because i found myself exposed on that notebook paper, not hidden in the love of Jesus on the cross. 
i want love.
i want more.
i want control.
i want to know.
i want the opportunity.
i want attention. 

i'm bob, in what about bob, whining... i want, i want, i want. i need, i need, i need. 

finding myself let down by my desires because i chase them where the world says it's sunny and free and fun and i forgot that it's a bait and switch. i should have just gone to the great shadow of the cross.

i wanted to see these words everyday. so i asked my sis to make a print and she did. because she's a genius. do you want one to remind you too, that everything you ever wanted is right there with HIM?

here are 2 options. vintage and modern. $free.99




stare at this every day.
remember that it is good news.
the gospel that used to be a hurdle for you to "get saved" and then go be a good person?
it's not that. 
it's something better. 

6 comments:

  1. This post is great. The printables are great. You're great. Thanks so much for this!

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  2. Could you redo one correct the spelling of whosoever? thanks so much. want to use it to encourage others.

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  3. Thank your sis' for her design talents! Printing and hanging in our kitchen now. IF you republish with the spelling correction, send me a shoutout via FB so I can reprint. Thanks girl!

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  4. I would love to print it once the spelling is corrected, too. :)

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