Meche Up?

Your site’s name sounds dumb. What in the world do you mean by Meche Up?

I chose Meche up in order to convey a double meaning. Before I explain more, check out this text with me.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:6-11 ESV)

The text explains that Jesus died for ungodly sinners, for mess ups. That’s the first meaning. I am a mess up. I sin against God and man. I try to do right, and I fail. Based upon my own merit, I rightfully deserve the wrath of God. However, the text also states that it is possible to receive reconciliation from God through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Jesus dies for his enemies, taking the penalty of the wrath of God upon himself. As one who trusts in the sacrifice of Jesus for right standing before God, I am born again. I have received new life in Christ. Through the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, I am being made like Christ, and though one day I may die, I have hope that I will rise again just as Jesus did. You see, the Meche who was the mess up has been raised up to receive eternal life. This is the second meaning.

 

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