Thanks Be to God You Can’t Hide from Jesus / Judica 2017 / John 8:46-59Pr. Christopher Gillespie
April 2, 2017
Summary: Even Christians are tempted to think they can hide from God. Some use fig leaves and others use their works. Others cover themselves with excuses like “that’s just how it these days” and “I can’t change how I’m made.” But there is no hiding from God. His holy Law always discovers your hiding places and reveals your secret sins. You are exposed, naked, guilty, and ashamed before your Creator.
This is to God’s glory. You are exposed to be hidden in Him; naked to be clothed in Him; guilty to be forgiven in Him; ashamed to be reconciled in Him. The Father washes you with Christ’s blood, clothes you in Christ’s righteousness, and feeds you with Christ’s body, forgives you in Christ. Your sins are atoned for—forgiven. You are shrouded in His mercy. You are healed with holy medicine. You are fed with food for eternity.