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God Comes Down to Us Wherever We Are in Life, Showering Us with Love and Forgiveness!

Genesis 11:5-7 New International Version

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

Tuesday - June 29

Remember as a child playing with your friends and doing things you weren’t supposed to? Your parents “coming down” to check on you was not a good thing. When the parents showed up you had two options, rebellion or confession. Most of us would actually prefer if God stayed “up there” and left us alone. This is why we killed Jesus when he “came down”! We rebelled. We didn’t want God telling us to knock it off or spoiling all our fun. But Jesus takes our rebellion to the cross and rises to new life to forgive us and redeem us. God’s “coming down” is our salvation! God is not “up there” waiting for us to clean up our act. He has “come down” into the messiness of everyday life to be with us, forgive us and love us.

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