Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

The Greatness of our Fall

It is now twenty days till Christmas. In a scant three weeks the hustle of the season will be over and for good or for ill, wrapping paper will litter the floor and we’ll be coming home from Morning worship to settle into a long Christmas day of celebration. We who dwell in these days have the freedom to anticipate the day of Christ’s birth. But imagine living in need of his coming and not knowing when it will be. In a sense we have a taste of that because we are waiting for his return. But if you examine our lives for the most part you will find that we do not really need his coming. We are content to live our lives on the confines of this earth – fallen though it is; and though our thoughts turn however frequently to the return of Christ; that return is often hoped for as little more than an opportunity to escape some discomfort in this life rather than because we have a deep seated longing to be righteous with him forever.
The reason for this spiritual laxity in our own lives is perhaps the same reason for the spiritual laxity in those who do not know Christ. The more that we who know Him are aware of the greatness of our salvation; the more we will be moved to worship Him. In the same way, the more that those who do not know him become more aware of their desperate need of salvation – the greater will be their hunger to come to Him.
The Greatness of our fall defines the greatness of our need for the greatness of our Savior. So this morning let’s go back to the beginning in order to plumb the depths of the greatness of our Fall and by seeing the greatness of our need we will see the greatness of our savior.

We were created to be with God & Share in His Glory