By Sparrow Girl
Blogger at underthewaterfallofgrace
I always grew up with the teaching of separation and needing a mediator between us and God..there is even the verse that says there is one mediator between God and man – Jesus. . .yet now God is helping me see that verse in a whole new way, and understand that He wasn’t the one needing to be cajoled or brought to think favorably of our relationship, no, it was us!
We were seeing separation between us and God where there was none and thinking something had to be done to ‘fix’ ourselves and make ourselves ‘okay’ with God..when all along we were okay and not needing to be fixed! I am still learning so many things, still have so much to understand, but I am having so much more peace in my life now as this new awareness takes hold.
I guess it takes time for it to truly take hold when one has heard and believed the idea of separation for so long..don’t you think? As you said, some days we feel we need mediation, and I think He gives what we need..what a wonderful Friend…He will do anything for us, even to the point of dying so that we will feel our sin is gone (when really this sin never came between Him and us in HIS eyes, only in ours!)
He is the perfect older brother, isn’t He? Always protecting and affirming the deep family relationship we have with Papa! I want to understand this truth of no separation more and more, that there never was and never can be any separation between our Father and us..wow!