From “Hey Thanks” To “Thank you! Thank you! I WORSHIP YOU!”

Don’t click the “read the rest of this entry” link until you’ve read this first part and answered the questions… it will make the “reveal” so much more special!

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Take a good look a this picture. The driver of the white pickup was traveling from right to left. He crossed lanes, broke through the guardrail, flipped end over end after bouncing on the flat part of the culvert, and landed facing the opposite direction.

Can you imagine that moment of breaking thru the guard rail? How would you feel if you were the driver?

And now can you imagine the moment when the car stopped and you were okay? What would you say to God at that moment?

Now, go ahead and click and view the same scene from a bigger perspective.

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Let’s assume that you knew this road and you knew what lay beyond the guard rail. Now how would you feel at that moment you break through the guard rail?

And then that moment when the car stops, perched on the precipice? Now, seen from this bigger perspective, what would you say to God at that moment?

Only in heaven will we realize the full extent of our salvation. The magnitude of our wrecklessness. The deep pit from which God delivered us. The price he paid to do it; the price of his beloved Son. God has provided a “so great salvation” (Heb 2:3).

The difference between the two pictures is the difference between a casual “Hey, thanks God” and a humble, broken, trembling, “Thank you, Lord! Thank you! I Worship You. Oh… thank you Lord.” Same quality, only richer, deeper, fuller, more profound.

May God give us the spirit of the second picture.

jesuslamb.jpg“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.” Revelation 5:9-14, NKJV.

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2 thoughts on “From “Hey Thanks” To “Thank you! Thank you! I WORSHIP YOU!”

  1. My little “Amen!” seems so insignificant, but I surely am thankful and know God knows my heart – Praise Him!!

    These pictures are so powerful to illustrate your point! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure we all would be struck useless with fear if we could see “the rest of the true picture”! (You sure this wasn’t a “touched-up” photo? Seems almost impossible to have happened the way it is shown.)

    Came all the way to Redding this past weekend, only to hear the “Generous Christian” message. A mite disappointed, but hey, I still loves ya!! SMO told us you aren’t available every seven weekends…slipped the mind 😦

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