Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us


According to Wikipedia, Charis is “a given name derived from a Greek word meaning ‘grace, kindness, and life’. In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of the Charites or ‘Graces’, goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility.”

Over two thousand years ago, the word had a mythological denotation but Google it today, and the majority of results you see are Christian.
I like how a bit of Greek mythology has been reclaimed by God the Son. New Testament writers just had to take this word after eyewitnessing the risen Lord.
I couldn’t help but smile when I read the secular definition of this Christianized word. Kindness. Grace. Beauty. Human creativity. Fertility. I think these describe many ANR-interested women perfectly. In a picture dictionary, a portrait of the typical Christian woman with ANR interests is all that would be needed to define charis.

To this day, some refuse to accept Christian rock, rap and heavy metal as legitimate forms of worship. Like most Adult Nursing Relationships, rock, rap and metal continue to be subject to the power of the prince of the air. But God makes all things new. If He can redeem desperately wicked sinners like you and me, then He can redeem anything.

Philippians 3:20-21 says “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself.”

And 1 Corinthians 15:24-28: “Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God[a] has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.”

RC Sproul comments on these verses: “Redemption is not complete ‘until he has put all his enemies under his feet’ (v. 25, a clear reference to Ps 110:1), and since death is the last enemy, (v. 26), Christ’s work is not done until death is destroyed…[t]he climax of Christ’s submissive, messianic work is this total conquest over His enemies, ‘that God may be all in all’, when His absolute rule is universally acknowledged.”

Nothing in existence, nothing, not sex, drugs, rock and roll, not hip hop, heavy metal, no, not Couples Nursing or even hell is outside the domain of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus looks at entire realm of the universe and says “Mine”.

Adult Nursing Relationships are bowing to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

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