I am always amazed that when Char-lee is clipped to prepare for Summer heat the outer appearance of the little dog is changed from what looks like a lap-dog to what appears to be an eager and adventurous white terrier. In actual fact the inner dog is always the same. When her outer coat is so thick, she picks up every prickle and burr, She can return to the house looking like a small gyrating bush with leaves and twigs collected in her tail and all over her feet and coat.
The clipped dog is NOW ready to face the environment of her ‘outer circumstances.’
This thought made me think that for human beings who acknowledge they have been ‘born again’ into a heavenly Kingdom the process is different. Our outer shell, although it should be cared for and protected, is not the main transformation in our lives.
We are being changed on the INSIDE. Grace outpoured because of the CROSS means we are being constantly changed, (as long as we repent of our wrongs) into the IMAGE of Christ.
Why? to prepare us for our Heavenly Environment.
Just like Char-lee is now totally FREE to roam in her environment what Jesus did for us at Calvary ensures our spirit/souls will be FREE to face a Holy God in a Holy Environment.
A thought to ponder.
Peace and Love to you all!