"The Ground is Level" at the foot of the Cross of Jesus. Jesus is the "great equalizer" for all eternity. The "worst" of all sinners---to the most privileged of all people, MUST access the Father through Jesus Christ His Son as personal savior! Even those closest to Him - even family - had to acknowledge Him for who He was, not claim special privilege from being kin. "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Luke 1:38, HCSB
The Holy Spirit coming made all persons equal before God. Holy Spirit canceled out all distinctions based on blood or special privilege. Acts 1:14 says that among those who devoted themselves to prayer were "Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers." How easy it would have been to have established a privileged line through those who were closely related to the Lord.
Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, blessed though she was, waited together with the others for the coming of the Holy Spirit. And when she received Him, she received Him on the same basis as the others - by faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. All were equal.
The story is told of two men joining a church on the same Sunday. One was a respected judge in the community. The second, a Chinese immigrant, laundryman. The pastor said, "At the foot of the cross, the ground is level." The blood of God's Son has made it possible for us all to become sons of God. Praise be to God!
The thought occurs to me--without Him, we are nobody (no matter who we are). In Him, we are made "more than conquerors," "sons of God," and we can accomplish ALL things in Him!
Associational Missions Strategist at Tar River Baptist Association since November, 2000. Called of God to work with member churches to strengthen the local church in its efforts to impact lostness in THIS generation! I will ATTEMPT to add to this blog almost daily. People are free to use the ideas shared in any way they wish. The purpose of the posts are merely to help us in our search to BE the people God is calling us to BE in Him!