Tuesday, July 9, 2013

                                  HE HATH DONE ALL THINGS WELL
      If you've lived for more than just a few years or if you're a fan of country music, you may remember a song entitled, Do What you Do, Do Well.  This song speaks of a boy's admiration of his father and the lessons he learned.  The most important lesson, whatever you do, do it well.
     In the gospel of Mark there is a very telling statement made by those who witnessed the mighty works performed by Jesus.  In the casting out of a demon, to the healing of one deaf and dumb, those who witnessed these miraculous healings could not help but speak the things they saw, even though Jesus charged them not to.  In their astonishment they proclaimed, "He hath done all things well" (Mark 7:24-37). 
     Another song we sometimes sin, All Things Bright and Beautiful, speaks of the glorious creation of God.  L.O. Sanderson composed the music to  this song,while the lyrics were written by C.F. Alexander.  The last line of the third stanza says, "How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well."
     I'm reminded of the creation account where God looks each day upon His creation and says it was good.  But on the sixth day when man was created God looked upon His creation and said it was very good as He looks upon all that He has made (Gen. 1:31).  It was the creation of one made in the image of God that changed something from good to something that was very good.
     How much more then should we marvel as we look back upon Calvary and acknowledge the price that was paid for our sins and the blessings we receive because of the death Jesus suffered.  Through His death Jesus brought salvation into the world and through the resurrection He has given us everlasting life.
     To be changed from mortality to immortality is something those in Christ will experience upon the Lord's return.  Even now upon our obedience to the gospel we can go from death to life as we are raised to walk in newness of life (Ro. 6:4).  Another creation made possible by our loving, all powerful God and Father.
     As we enjoy the daily cleansing of the blood of Christ why not be as those who witnessed the healings performed by Jesus.  They could not keep silent about what they witnessed and neither should we.  Let us like them proclaim, "He hath done all things well."  Rodger