Sunday, February 19, 2012

02/19/12 - Strange fire

Leviticus 1-2 "That same day Nadab and Abihu, Aaron's sons, took their censers, put hot coals and incense in them, and offered "strange" fire to God—something God had not commanded. Fire blazed out from God and consumed them—they died in God's presence."

To die in His presence - outside of Him - no greater sorrow - for it would be Hell - eternal Hell. I know I am unable to really grasp what total separation from God is, but think often that Christ did that for me. He was totally separated from God when He became my sin offering. He did this because He loved me.

I was looking at Adam last night. Again, I was filled with such love for my child. Thinking back 27 years to his birth, remembering what was going on. My first time to see him, breast feeding, hearing his cry as he was wheeled from the nursery. Even that early I knew his cry. Laying him out on my pillow and being amazed that just hours earlier he had fit inside my womb (all 9.14 lbs 23 inches). Thinking how much I love both he and Nichalas - and now Amber. Without hesitation, I would give my life for them.

And Christ - He died for me and also for all. Those He knew would not love Him. Those that would/will offer up to self rather than Him - to do things their own way. I pray the fire I offer up to Him is not "strange". I pray the fire I offer up causes Him to smile. For His glory - not mine. I pray I will love as He loves - not just my children - but all.

For none should be separated from Him. Help me to reach others for you with each step I have left.

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