Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God
God reveals himself as the eternal “I Am”, the everlasting God who is enthroned from of old, who does not change (Psalm 55:19). God reveals himself as existing outside of time and space, who created time and space and the universe that we live in.
While the morning stars sang together, and all the angels shouted for joy (Job 38:4); with great delight and rejoicing; the triune wise God laid the earth’s foundations marked off its dimensions; set its footings; and laid its cornerstones. By understanding he set the heavens in place; and by his knowledge he made the oceans, lakes, and clouds (Prov 3:19-20; 8:22-31).
God created a perfect world where He is fully present with his power in every point of space, every moment of time, including where you work or study.
Into this perfect world, God creates us in his image; a little lower than the angels; and crowned us with glory and honor (Psalm 8:55).
God placed us in His garden to take care of it; to name every aspect of his creation; to rule over it and most importantly to have fellowship with Him.
But Adam and Eve chose their own will; they chose to sin; chose not to obey God; and in so doing separated us forever from a holy and righteous God.
The rest of the story is the story of God’s immense and unlimited, glorious grace and love which he freely lavished on us (Eph 1:7-8). It is the story of God’s plan to restore us into fellowship with Him.
The pinnacle of God’s story is how we can have redemption, and forgiveness of our sins; of how we are reconciled to God through the death and resurrection of Christ on the cross; so that we can be presented holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation if we continue in our faith, established and firm and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel (Col 1:15-23).
Yet there is a higher peak to this story, an ending which is a new beginning where all things in heaven and on earth are brought together in unity under Christ (Eph 1:10); where once again God dwells among us (Rev 21:3); and we worship Him and serve Him and reign with Him forever and ever (Rev 22:3-5).
God’s story is not only the story of redemption! God’s story is also the story of God accomplishing his purposes in and through us. It is the story of God using individuals, leaders, and teams, people like you and me, to accomplish his purposes.
In some mysterious way God is weaving together all our plans, all our projects into His story of redemption and restoration. For the works of God are unsearchable and unspeakable; no human sense can find them out.
Thought for the day
In what little or big way are you seeing God?
Heavenly Father, thank you for the hope we have of the day when we will see all thing brought together in unity under Christ! Take our plans, take our projects Jesus, and use them as part of your plan of redemption and restoration. Amen.