The Message

Perfection Is A Person

Perfection is a pursuit we all take in many ways. We want the perfect vacation, the perfect house, the perfect car and just about any kind of food. There is a built-in desire for the best of anything in this world. Certainly, the same applies to relationships. We want the perfect family, the perfect church, the perfect job. Needless to say, nothing is perfect, we live in an imperfect world. If we are honest with ourselves, we readily admit we are far from perfect.

So how do we reconcile this desire for perfection with the fact that we live in a very imperfect world?

Like it or not, this world is under the curse of sin, it is a fallen world. We experience disappointment sooner or later with everyone and everything. All of life falls short of what we know can be better. God’s Word explains it this way. All of creation is groaning and suffering in decay awaiting redemption. Redemption means to restore to original condition. Everything needs to be redeemed. Until then we must live with less than perfect.

I consider our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we are saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:18-25

Many looking for a marriage partner look for Mr. Right or Mrs. Right. We look for that perfect person to make us happy. But we all know that as good as our partner may be, they can never measure up and neither can we. As the saying goes, we look for the ideal but find an ordeal and then want a new deal! Who or what is Perfect????

God is our Answer. He is the Person He loves us as no one else can. He loved us so much that He died for us that we might have eternal life. For those of us who choose to believe in Him, we are given the hope of heaven and perfection to taste in this world but to fully experience in the next. Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless life so that He could offer Himself as the Substitute for our imperfection. By placing our faith in Him, we can actually receive His perfection as He takes away all of our imperfection (sin).

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8