CHILD ON FIRE

CHILD ON FIRE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

And ...
"He that spared not His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
Romans 8:32-34

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Every parent has endured a sleepless night beside a feverish child at some point:
Felt the anxiety rise with the temperature,
Felt the brow and vulnerable hand of a "child on fire," and been afraid.
Every parent in such moments offers every remedy possible to alter the child's condition:
-A cool bath or compress.
-Motrin or Tylenol.
-A call or possibly a trip to the ER.
But always a loving parents' presence is there.
We exhaust every resource on the child that we love in order to alter their condition and protect them.
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Hmmm ...
Sin creates a temperature spike in the soul strong enough to kill. It has the power to take not just the life, but the soul; it has the possibility of plunging the soul into hell and separating it from Christ for an eternity.
God witnessed and watched His "child on fire."
-He witnessed the tender flesh succumb to temps it couldn't alter.
 -He witnessed the failed attempts of good works and good acts to secure a healthy state.
-He witnessed the incomplete work of altars and sacrifices, priests, and offerings.
-He witnessed sweat on the soul and vulnerability on the brow.
-He witnessed the condemnation of Satan and the stranglehold of sin ...
And letting go of the One He loved the most, He paved the way for our redemption through His only Son Jesus, and He rescued us.
God isn't like a parent working to provide a temporal remedy to a temporal malady.
He put His Beloved's life on the line and rescued you and me for an eternity on the cross in "His" Christ ...
 And He's enough.
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The man who recognizes His need for rescue and calls out to the Savior for rescue will be saved, and from that point forward He belongs to Christ and His soul is secure.
God will defend His child,
 Love His child,
And without question, uphold His child.
The one who trusts in Him shall never be put to shame.
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Easter is the story about redemption,
It's a story about a God who rescued His "child on fire."
Call out to Him,
Be saved by Him,
And share the story.
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