Compelling

The GOD who was, and is, and is to come;
The GOD who, with forethought and foreknowledge, conceived a material universe;
The GOD whose power and dimensional reality exceeds that of what HE created;
The GOD who is personal and creates beings to reflect and relate to HIS personhood;
The GOD who is love and so creates from love, for love, and in love;
The GOD who in love made HIS creatures to know true love and to be free to receive or reject it;
The GOD who entrusts humans to care for the world HE placed us in and empowers and provides for us to do so;
The GOD who laments our destructive ways and our relationship-breaking behaviours and puffed-up pride;
The GOD who created all things from HIS uncreated reality with a plan and purpose;
The GOD who rolls up HIS sleeves to fix what we have broken and gets stuck in to help us where we are helpless;
The GOD who is not aloof in some imagined distant cloud-world but is right here: Immanuel – GOD with us;
The GOD who became like us being born as a man in poverty to a people expecting their Messiah;
The GOD who in Yeshua lived a life worthy of our humanity and embracing all people everywhere;
The GOD who experiences the deathly grip of out broken world and is entombed as a suffered servant;
The GOD for whom death has no power and who resurrects as the King of all things;
The GOD who ascends in HIS humanity to be as one with HIS Father yet remains present by HIS Holy Spirit;
The GOD who is one: Father, Son and Spirit in trinity, and who is all in all so that all things will be fulfilled and made new in HIM;
The GOD who is yet to finish the story of this world, and our fragile, mortal humanity, and to fully establish his already inaugurated Kingdom;
The GOD who will one day establish heaven on earth – both new – and dwell with HIS people in love forever in incorruptible ‘soil and spirit’;
This I find compelling, and from deep within me, an urge to enter into this truth takes a leap into the invisible light.