Intimacy Day 1: Old & New

May 11, 2020 Nelson Muhire 6,019 comments

Welcome to this 7 day Devotional on intimacy. Listen to the Audio above as you follow along with the text below. Let’s Go!!

I love technology. I am especially enthusiastic about how technology is used in the creation of digital media. Art, Music, Film and television. Perhaps my favourite thing about advances in art related technology is the permission it gives to ordinary people to participate in it.

Back in my high school days (1999 – 2004), if you wanted a photograph taken, you had to hire a professional photographer to come take the picture. You’d then wait a couple of days for the images to be developed before you got the pictures and noticed that your zip was undone the entire time.

Today, if anybody wants to capture a moment, all they need to do is pull out their phones and take as many shots as they want, checking each time to make sure that the picture taken is perfect. The professionals also have it better because the new technology gives them the opportunity to take higher quality photographs with significantly greater ease.

But isn’t it fascinating how often new photographs are edited and filtered to look and feel like the photographs of old? It’s not unusual today, to have a photograph taken with extremely high resolution, only to be edited to look old on Instagram, in the name of ‘making it look better’. Maybe it’s just a phase.

When Jesus died on the cross, he accomplished something new that would restore something very old.

You see, in the beginning, God created a perfect world and put man in it. In those days of old, there was no shame (Gen 2:25). It wasn’t unusual for God to take evening walks with man in the Garden of Eden. It was a perfect paradise. But after they were deceived by a serpent, Adam and Eve threw it all away and disobeyed God, doing the one thing they weren’t supposed to do. They ate the forbidden fruit.

In that moment, Adam and Eve were ashamed by their nakedness and afraid when they heard the God looking for them the Garden (Gen 3:8-10). Something had come in the way of intimacy between God and man. Sin!

The thing that always gets me about that moment of separation is that before God had said anything to Adam and Eve, they were ashamed, afraid and hiding. God, who obviously knew everything that had happened came looking for them… but they were hiding.

You see, it was God’s design (In that old world) that He would have intimacy with us. It was our disobedience and the fear and shame that came along with it that interfered with that intimacy. Nevertheless, God wasn’t done trying. He has always been and continues to be committed to having a relationship with us.

It is this love and desire for intimacy with us that motivated Jesus Christ to die a scandalous death on the cross. While we were still sinners, enemies of God, Jesus died so that you and I could have a brand-new opportunity at something old. Intimacy with God (Rom 5:8).

Yes, our new mistakes and failures today still have the same old effect they had back then. When we fail, it’s only natural for us to run and hide in the shame of what we have done. But the Good news is that what Jesus accomplished on the cross gives us brand new opportunity to be intimate with Him. There is no reason to hide from Him because He isn’t looking for you to condemn you. NO! He is looking for you to save you and reconcile you to himself.

 

 

Prayer

Gracious Father in heaven,

Thank you for your unfailing love
Thank you for your Son Jesus Christ
Thank you for loving us, even though we do not deserve it.

Show us you kingdom and give us your purpose
Teach us to seek you and to serve you.
Teach us love one another and to be merciful.
When we fail you God, remind us not to fear,
but to come to you our father.
The one who can heal us and save us.
In Jesus name we pray
Amen.

Verses for today

Romans 5:7-8

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Romans 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.

6,019 Comments on “Intimacy Day 1: Old & New

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