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Our wild and free God

Gary Wingo

“If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most or just silly,” said Mrs. Beaver. “Then he isn’t safe?” said Lucy. “Safe?” said Mrs. Beaver; “Who said anything about safe of course he isn’t safe. But he’s good He’s the King!” exclaimed Mr. Beaver. The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis.What an amazing unsafe God we have! God is not some tame deity who does our bidding when we find it convenient. He’s wild, free, and unpredictable. God is the Lord who comes into our lives and changes everything! He is the God of amazing grace, outrageous love, and mercy beyond compare. But safe? No, God is not safe. Atheists can’t get their minds around Him, so they mistakenly dismiss Him. Left – leaning pundits dislike His lack of political – correctness, so they try to compromise Him. Fundamentalists don’t enjoy His freedom, so they attempt to put Him in a box. Other religions can’t grasp God’s truth, so they reinvent Him. But they can’t! No one can control God, no one can manipulate Him, and no one can set parameters around the Father. Our Lord is infinitely more wild and free than the wind, more awesome and majestic as the Rocky Mountains.Each day, God brushstrokes the colors of the sunrise across the sky; He shouts to us of His presence. He speaks truth and mercy on every page of His Word. And He whispers His compassion in the pain of the human experience. Far different from any other belief system, our Father invented Grace, designed exclusively and personally for each of us.*Grace…God’s gift to set us free*Grace…Eternal life for all who believe*Grace…God’s heart transforming our lives*Grace…in the words of Jesus Christ:”Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me & you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me & work with Me watch how I do it. LEARN THE UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill – fitting on you. Keep company with Me & you’ll learn to live freely & lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30.There are no religious, financial, or political formulas to life. True, abundant, adventuresome life is all about God and His wild and free grace. No, He’s not a safe God He is the awesome Lord God Almighty who did a most outrageous, unsafe thing Jesus Christ, His only Son taking all our failures to the cross so we might join Him in this wild and free adventure called life. Care to take a risk?Vail, Colorado


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