death. life.

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Genesis 1-3 | Such perfection. Beauty. Light. Life. And then brokenness. Darkness. Death. In just one instant –  one time believing Satan’s lies – one act of disobedience – one bad decision on humanity’s part, and it’s all destroyed. Have you ever felt this brokenness? Your brokenness? Something happens. And you know that if God’s creation had never fallen, this would not be happening. It’s a feeling deep inside of your soul that causes you to know, beyond any doubt, that this world, and everything in it, is broken. I’ve felt it. And it feels hopeless. Doesn’t it? And you can feel the utter darkness.

But God…

John 1 | Enters Jesus… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”

Jesus was there from the beginning, right there creating and then watching it all happen.

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”

He knew what had to be done.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

God restores all things. He reconciles and heals the brokenness we create. He destroys death and offers life. He makes us a new creation. He brings light to our darkness. He gives us hope that can’t be found anywhere else.

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Our sin was carried to the cross and is no more. Hallelujah! Thanks be to God.

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On January 1 this year, I decided to start a read-through-the-Bible again. I need God’s Word deep in my life. I want truth.

And this time, I want to write about it so that y’all can get a glimpse of a little bit of the truth I see. I’d love to hear your thoughts on anything I write!

(What I wrote today was from day 1.)

❤ brandy

(scripture portions from ESV)

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