After a weekend celebrating the birth of this great country, what better way to capitalize on this celebratory time then to experience the Blue Angels. This past weekend my husband and I had the honor of watching the Blue Angels perform. This was our first experience watching them fly and it was sweeter because we were in their home base of Pensacola, Florida. The Blue Angels are heroes here, and I was continuously reminded the ultimate hero in my life. As I watched each performance of perfection, I thought of Christ perfection and his call for such precision in our lives. Christ’s life is an example of the perfection we seek as we walk through this life. Such perfection is hard to attain, but watching the Blue Angels fly is as close an example of human perfection one maybe able to find on this earth. These navy pilots can not risk imperfection because it will and has cost a life. They must be exact in their precision of moves while in flight or the results will cost them theirs. This precision causes many especially at their home base look upon them with awe. This is the same awe we should wake each morning with as we focus on our Savior. We must also train like the Blues so that we can walk with precision through our daily lives. 2 Timothy 3:16 provides the way, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”
Aspiring for Perfection
Watching the Blues really had me focusing on Christ’s life and how he provided the perfect model for us all to follow, but knowing we would fail he open the door for us all be becoming the perfect sacrifice for our sins. I look at my life and I want to see someone aspiring for perfection, but usually I just find a sinner who desperately needs her savior. I know that my life is a work in progress, and that I must always be striving to attain the perfection that Christ showed us all when he walked this earth. It seems so simple to think, say, and write, but I believe we all know it is extremely difficult to even come close to Christ. Knowing this struggle, I am thankful for the sacrifice the Lord made in sending his son and that Christ himself was willing to hang on that cross so many years ago to wash away the sins of my imperfection. My comfort is found in 1John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” I long for the day that I stand cleansed before the Lord.
Christ walked on this earth to show us all the perfection of the Lord and the provide us with the greatest gift of all. This gift of sacrificing his only Son so that we might all live forever in His Glory. I am thankful for the vivid reminder of Christ’s perfection and sacrifice. Hebrews 10:14 reads, ”
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” This scripture, refocuses me to strive to live a life for Christ. He asked very little of sinners in return, but to follow him. Follow him I will as Matthew 10:38 commands, “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”
Closing Verse: John 3:16, ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Challenge: Are you walking toward the cross today?