Sunday, January 01, 2006

God Fixed It!

Every New Year brings with it a plethora of slogans that are to excite people about the possibilities of God in the coming year. These trite sayings promise happiness and blessings in God for the coming year. One such slogan that I heard recently is "God's Got It Fixed In 2006." How amusing, if not for the fact that it is tragic. The fact that people must yearly seek for the new, the novel, the trendy in Christianity every New Year is another testament to the dearth of understanding and the lack of confidence that so-called Christians have in the Word of God. Besides, to say "God's got it fixed in 2006" is to say two miserable things. One, that God and I have "me" as the primary concern in 2006. In other words, God has got it fixed, He has it fixed for me, not for Him. Two, it makes light of what God has already fixed. You see, it God's got it fixed in 2006, it is because God fixed it a long time ago. When our Lord said on the cross, "It is finished!," He was literally saying "It is fixed!" What is fixed? My sin was fixed. He fixed the wrath of God against me and my sin. He fixed the burden and guilt of my sin. He fixed the penalty due to me for my sin. At the cross God fixed my greatest need and took away my greatest misery. Therefore, I need not search for my happiness and blessedness year to year, but I know my happiness in 2006 is sourced in the same place it was in 2005, 2004, 2003.... My happiness is found where David found his:

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in who spirit there is no deceit (Ps. 32:2).
God got it fixed in 2006? Only because He fixed it on Calvary nearly 2006 years ago. Tell me, have you heard any of these trite sayings so far this year?

1 comment:

sabbath day's journey said...

Yep...in church just this week. "God's in the mix in 2006!"

Sigh. We must have too much time on our hands!:)