Thursday 22 August, 2019
Perfecting the Imperfect
“I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world” (Philippians 1:6 VOICE).
There is more in our Christian calling to the day of the Lord’s return and eternal union with Christ than all the days of our Christian life here on earth. Christ died such that he may redeem a people for him, a people over whom he may not just reign but reign with them. He has ascended into heaven to prepare a place at which we may dwell and dine with him eternally. Yet the beginning of all this eternal promises is in the day of his return, his second coming.
As we move and have our being in him, we are being perfected for that glorious day. None of us is yet perfect for that day. None of us has ever been perfect for that day. Yet daily, he is perfecting us that on his glorious return, we may be fully perfected to join the saints in heaven.
In his wishful prayer for the Philippians, Apostle Paul did write that the Almighty God who has started his good work of preparing them for that glorious day will keep perfecting the Philippians until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world (1.6). May we make ourselves available that he may keep perfecting us for that eternal union. May we accept all the manners of his perfection, including his discipline that we will be presented without spot when he appears. God desires to bring to fruition perfecting the imperfect, do not jump off the molding machine.
Prayer: Thank you God for choosing to perfect the imperfect. May you complete my perfection that I may be among the number that shall be marching in. Amen!
Rev. Julius Izza Tabi, PhD in Theology student is a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Ma’di and West Nile (Church of Uganda). If you desire to contact me, complete this form.