My conviction is that the better you know the supremacy of Christ, the more sacred and satisfying and Christ-exalting your sexuality will be. I have a picture in my mind of the majesty of Christ like the sun at the center of the solar system of your life. The massive sun, 333,000 times the mass of the earth, holds all the planets in orbit, even little Pluto, 3.6 billions miles away. So it is with the supremacy of Christ in your life. All the planets of your life – your sexuality and desires, your commitments and beliefs, your aspirations and dreams, you attitudes and convictions, your habits and disciplines, your solitude and relationships, your labor and leisure, your thinking and feeling – all the plants of your life are held in orbit by the greatness and gravity and blazing brightness of the supremacy of Jesus Christ at the center of your life. If he ceases to be the bright, blazing, satisfying beauty at the center of your life, the planets will fly into confusion, a hundred things will be out of control, and sooner or later they will crash into destruction.
We were made to know Christ as he really is…We were created to comprehend-as much as any creature can-the supremacy of Christ…We were made to see and savor with everlasting satisfaction the supremacy of Christ. Our sexuality points to this, and our sexuality is purified by this.
– John Piper in “Sex and Supremacy of Christ”
Good morning, dear friends. I am praying for you today, as we celebrate the reality and joy of Christ’s birth. I am praying that He would become, indeed, the great sun at the center of our lives. May we see Him for who He truly is. May we be astounded and humbled that our great God came to us as a baby. May we rejoice in the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ.
I love you today, ladies.
P.S. I won’t be blogging again until Friday, December 28th. I am taking a little break to be with people I love and celebrate Christ’s birth. See you Friday!