Friday, May 23, 2014

The Wall

Your iniquities have separated you from God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)

One day a visitor came to my house and made a comment about my décor being unique. Then, she added, “But why the ugly little rock on that desk?”

 I explained that the rock was not just any rock, but actually a piece of the Berlin Wall that was taken down in 1989.

I have always treasured this little rock more than all the unique relics that have landscaped my décor. When I hold it in my hand, I think of freedom and how the Berlin Wall kept people from freedom— much like the walls of sin that keep us from experiencing the fullness of Christ’s love.

Jesus knew the consequences of a wall. When Jesus hung on the cross atoning for our sins the curtain of the Holy of Holies was torn in half, no longer separating God from His people. Sometimes, we do not recognize or even believe that our sinful nature creates this wall that separates us from God. We believe our sins are small and insignificant like that ugly little rock.

At times, we build our own Berlin Wall—a graffiti of sins stacked so high that we cannot see beyond it.

Praise God for sending His Son to tear down our walls!

Thank you God for Your mercy and forgiveness for without it I am lost behind the wall.

©2014 Kimberly Clayton

1 comment:

Christy said...

Your poetic spirit shows. :) What a clear and true example of the freedom God gives us through Jesus!!