“With one perfect offering, Jesus has perfected forever those who are being made holy,” Hebrews 10:14
How weary we can become in the pursuit of perfection, hoping somehow that if you get everything exactly right then nothing will go terribly wrong. And if we manage not to do anything wrong, then maybe everything will finally turn out right! However in and of our own strength, no matter how sincere the attempts or how deep the desire, perfection is simply not something we can obtain, or should even try for. We are those wonderfully broken and imperfect people, in desperate need of saving and salvation, obtained only through the One, Christ Jesus, Who is perfect in every way!
God does not desire our sacrifices—our works, striving, even the loss of our own soul trying to figure out how to please Him by never making a mistake or messing up. Rather He desires that we put our hand in the hand of Jesus, and offer Him our hearts and lives, for Jesus Himself is our perfection. We are made whole and complete in Him. His sacrifice becomes our salvation; His righteousness, imparted as a free gift, becomes our saving grace.
Oh chosen one, you are being made, step-by-step and day-by-day, into the true nature and likeness of your God, the Holy One of Israel, Who loves you so. He sees you lovely one, tucked up safely in Jesus—loved as Jesus is loved—faultless and flawless in the most extraordinarily beautiful ways!
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