[A repost from the early days of the King's English]
On the King's English I've been thinking about a triune creation.
It's really striking me how profligate is the triune God of grace. The Father, Son and Spirit bubble over in love. A unitarian god needs creation. And all relations between such a creator and its creature are quid pro quo arrangements. The triune God does nothing about of necessity. It's all about gift and free overflow.
We can genuinely say "You really didn't have to." And the Lord will reply, "I know, but I wanted to."
So my friend, whoever you are. Know in your heart: You are entirely unnecessary. Entirely. Unnecessary. You are a profligate extravagance, a superfluous addendum, a needless flourish. The Lord, His universe, His church, His kindgom purposes could so easily do without you. You are completely surplus to requirements.
And you say "I need to be needed! If my children don't need me, I'll fall apart. If my church doesn't need me, I'll crumble. If my work doesn't need me, who am I?"
But you don't need to be needed. You only think you need to be needed because you've forgotten you're loved. So let me remind you...
You are wanted. You are desired. And not for anything 'you offer.' You are surplus to requirements. But our God doesn't deal in requirements, He enjoys the surplus. He delights in you.
Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. (Eph 2:4-5)
You are entirely unnecessary, but utterly loved.
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Created for His pleasure, saved by His love !!!
I completely agree with Ken's concurring analysis of your message, but would like to add. I am sure our Triune God, Yaweh Elohim was much more pleased when we, ontologically, as creatures were holy and righteous as they always shall be, sharing their love to a creation, which as we have breath and feasted on:"'every green plant for food'....And God saw everything he had made, and behold, it was very good."--------But back to this world, without the God you describe I and all the humans around me would be basket cases.
This is just a totally lovely thought, which I never thought of before but how it warms my heart! to be unnecessary, superfluous to requirements, not needed, just a profligate extravagance, a needless flourish, and loved! The over abundant love and unmatched grace of God !