Making Full to Overflowing: How the girls experience Christ
“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (EPH. 3:19)
The world shows up empty everyday. Doctor offices are filled with patients getting subscribe opioids that lead to addiction, prisons are over crowded while mental patients await for a bed, our courts are jammed with lawsuits, and heinous crimes never stop. Young America continues to spend thousands of dollars to get taught by professors bombastically teaching them on whatever hip current idea that comes into their heads. Thank God there is another way! Christ lived in the same way we do; He comes with abundance and makes the crooked path straight. Yes, it can be that simple. By the end of this year, Frank and I will have pastored 40 years, ran a school for 30 years, fed the poor for 25 years, put on a drama to teens for 20 years, and now ran a rehab for 10 years. In each of these situations we have been personally hands on and watched Christ come in the worst case scenario. He doesn’t show up unprepared, put out or out of touch. If a person is hungry and desperate, Christ comes and brings HIS FULLNESS and overflows abundantly to our issues.
Christ comes to fill us up because we have been running on empty for far too long and we have tasted its emptiness. His love comes in encumbered unabridged. Christ has the uncanny ability to prepare expand strengthen our capacity to receive more of his love. He imparts to us His own character and glory, taking out of us the old character and canceling out the stain of the past. In LUTHER’S words he says, “He alone completely rules and works in us” and are “filled in every way that He can make full”.
We remain no more in defect but instead He imparts His perfection to the church, making us a partaker of His Divine Nature! We become a sign and a wonder that judges, doctors and scientists stand in awe. Another author named ALFORD says, “All the fulness of the Godhead abides in Christ”, Col. 2:9, “Christ then abiding in your hearts, ye, being raised up to the comprehension of God’s mercy in Him and of His love, will be filled, even as God is full —each in your degree, but all to your utmost capacity, with Divine wisdom, might and love.”
If you need a word picture; imagine ships are filled with freight, merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, and soldiers. Or the animals filling up Noah’s Ark, or a city filled with inhabitants, houses and towering buildings. A gap that is filled or baskets that are overflowing. Do you get the picture yet? God comes to fill you up! Wholly, flooded and filled!
Everyday at Marysong, we have the privilege of watching redemption unfold in the lives of the girls. While their stories are yet untold, we see the first shoots of life again. We depend deeply on your generous donations because the need is very great and the expenses are skyrocketing. Please pray for us! We know without a shadow of a doubt we are making a impact.
Our Bethesda Community is housing 8 graduates as we speak. I would say 20 graduates now attend our church. Can you place a value on a soul? We are wholly filled and flooded!