The Mystery of Conversion (Short post)

I was reading in the church fathers and found this quote from Leo the Great (c. A.D. 400 – 10 November 461), was Bishop of Rome from September 29 A.D. 440 until his death, and found this gem.

Commenting on Psalm 77:

“What mind can understand this mystery, what tongue has the capability of explaining this grace? Iniquity turns back into innocence, oldness into newness. Strangers come into adoption, and foreigners enter on an inheritance. Godless people have started to be just, the covetous to be beneficent, the incontinent to be chaste, the ‘earthly’ to be ‘heavenly.’ What has effected ‘this change’ but the ‘Right hand of the Most High’? For ‘the Son of God came to undo the devil’s works.’ He grafted himself into us and us into himself in such a way that God’s descent to human affairs became the elevation of human being to those divine.”

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
Old Testament VIII, (Psalms 51-150)
Edited by Quentin F. Wesselschmidt
General Editor Thomas Oden
(IVP 2007)

A changed life is an awesome thing in the hands of God

Never underestimate the power of your personal testimony of the”before and after” of meeting Jesus.

More on Psalm 77 tomorrow.


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