Happy Monday! We are reading the Bible chronologically this year, using the plan you can find here. Please feel free to jump in any time and share your favorite verses from the week in the comments!
I love the Creation story, mostly because, a few years ago, it hit me that God created us anyway. Anyway. Knowing that it would all fall apart shortly after it began. Knowing that His perfect union with man would be temporary, destroyed by man’s sin. Knowing that we would, every single one of us, hurt him. We’d disappoint Him. We’d deny Him… that some would deny Him to the death. He knew. Nothing surprises Him. He knew from before the start what would happen.
He did it anyway. He spoke life into this planet. And He didn’t just drop us onto a big, stinking ball of goo. He made birds. Plants. Flowers. The ocean.
It blows my mind that He loved us that much even before He created us. Even before He reached down and breathed life in to Adam. Do you get that? Adam is the only part of His creation He personally leaned down and breathed into. It was an intimate creation, a hands-on personal thing… A one-on-one relationship with the very creation that would soon break His heart.
He did it anyway. And then consider this… He is the one who made the law that stated there would have to be sacrifice for sin. Jesus would have to come and rescue us. He loved us enough to make the provision that would save us, and He knew He’d have to go to the cross even before He first said, “Let there be light.” Do we grasp that? His love for us? So boundless that He’d create us knowing the pain it would cause Him?
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
-Genesis 3:15 (NKJV)
Right there. The Fall had just happened. Creation had just wounded God Almighty to His very core. He could have, in that moment, said one word and wiped the entire slate clean. But He didn’t. Right there, immediately, in the midst of it all, He provided for a Savior. He made the provision for Jesus. He made a way for us to come back to Him. He didn’t destroy. He didn’t rightly do away with the creation that has essentially destroyed itself. He save. Drew back to Himself.
He loved. He still loves.
And how dare we ever doubt that love?
What verse touched you this week? You can find the comments below or you can see the comments button at the top of this post. I’d love to hear what God had to say to you this week!
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