Do You Think He Knew?
Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” As He crafted the trees, in all sorts and shapes, do you think He knew that from their base would be cut a Roman cross? As He threaded the stars across the night sky, do you think He knew that His Son, the Morning Star, would fade into immateriality? Do you think He knew, as He moulded mankind, in His image and in unique complexity, that they would one day fall apart, and in doing so, murder His Son? Of course. Yet in His all-seeing love, He knew that there was no other way that He could make His compassion known. He created the world, in all its wonder and glory. But unless you are led by the light of faith in Him, His fingerprint is unapparent. So if all that you created cannot show your passion enough, there is only one thing you can do. Show the passion in its fullness. And that’s what God did. The fullness of His passion came at a moment, as He hung on a wooden cross, marred and disfigured beyond recognition of His humanity, during which He chose to surrender all His glory, and riches and in the end, His life. And as He gave His life, do you think He knew that there would be many who would deny Him. Yeah, He did. But He knew that if He did not sacrifice it all, then all those whom He loved had no chance of rescue whatsoever. God knew. God still knows.
God knows that you have had a tough life. God knows what a dysfunctional family is like- His father was killed when He was only a teenager, leaving the already poor family in a position of collapse. God knows the power of addiction- but He also knows the power of grace. He knows the ability that love has to conquer your addiction. Drugs. Alcohol. Lying. Pornography. He knows the pain you are feeling. He knows what it feels like to be unloved. Ugly. He knows what it is like to be abandoned by everyone. But He knows mercy. He knows peace. He knows hope. These things never fade, even as everything around you crumbles. He knows that you are broken. That you are living a life of confusion, desperate for purpose. He knows where you can find the answer. He knows where you can find a purpose. He knows truth. He knows life. He knows the way. And you can too.