When Christ says: “Mine!”

There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!'” – Abraham Kuyper

This side of eternity, the cry of Jesus is a soft beckoning one of incredible gentleness.

It is a quiet, persistent whisper that is never overbearing nor annoying. It is posed as a question: “Will you trust me with your life?”. And it is asked with the utmost respect and dignity for your freedom. And this creator of the universe stands knocking at our door. Like a gentleman. Never needy, never intrusive or manipulative.

It is a whisper easily missed not because of it’s inability to be clear or heard, but because of our distractedness and our fickleness. And because of the ease with which we are enamored with lesser things – glittering and gaudy, promising but never delivering.

And the time will come, when he splits the sky. Then this same cry – will be a thunderous call.

It shall be a call that is all-consuming and all-pervasive. He will stand no more as a gentleman in waiting. But as a conquering king, he will split the sky in unbearable majesty and breath-taking beauty.
Every ear will hear him. Every eye will see him. Every tongue will confess. Every heart will bow. To Jesus Christ the King of the universe.

It will be a call that ushers in an eternity in which there will be no more tears, no more shame and no more pain. His reign and rule will be complete. Over every society and country, institution and government. Every business and every sphere of society. Every family and every household. Every mind and every heart.

And the critical thing is that now, this side of eternity, we get to choose.

We get to choose. What a glorious mystery this is. We get to choose to open the door to Jesus Christ. We get to choose to submit. We get to choose trust. That’s what it comes down to. We will not submit to someone we do not trust is good and for you.

And it is a choice you make with your heart one step at a time. One inch at a time. There is grace at every inch. And before you know it, you are totally consumed. At the same time with great delight, you will find yourself completely free.

The Son of God is worthy of nothing less. Worthy is he to receive the reward of his sufferings. Somehow perfectly justifiable is this fact – the greatest act of sacrifice in all of history also demands the greatest return for it.

Your kingdom come
Your will be done
Have your inheritance
But first start here
Start with my heart.

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