A story of life and love
“Somewhere in history past, before this world was created a story of life and love began. Before we could ever imagine, a decision was made, life and love became the center point of a new world that was soon to be.
All of the “what if” questions were asked and even when the answer was not as desired, a solution was provided. For more years than man can even think or imagine, God determined, and then acted out of a desire to have a personal relationship.
How could it be that anyone would not want the same thing?. You know what I mean relationship, blessing, joy, peace. Yet, since early on, there has been a voice that has said “I want what I want”. A voice that has spoken out loudly and found many an ear to hear, to reason evil over good.
When God created this world, it was never meant to be this way. As the producer of life as we know it and actually the life of everything we read in Genesis 1:1-
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
This wonderful and beautiful world in which we can see His glory and power, He created it and everything in it. He created the life of animals and we see in Genesis 1:20-22 and 24-25
“And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds. And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
He created the life of man as seen in Genesis 1:26-28
”Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.””
God, is the producer of life, He is-
He is all of this and so much more.
God is the promoter of life but Satan is the promoter of self. In Isaiah 14:12-15 we learn of his origin.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.”
You know his name and titles-
Prince of the power of the air
And so much more.
Remember what Isaiah tells us of what he determined in his heart-
“You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High’.”
In a poem entitled “The Perfect Story” Roberto Ornan Roche said-
“They wanted the ‘perfect’ story, without miracles and without churches, so that sin did not seem so bad, nor the Christians so good; where the suffering one, the abandoned one, and the ordinary one did not count. A story to give meaning to the vanity of the World and to open the doors equally to all experiences.”
Just as Satan is committed to “I want what I want” he promotes it to mankind. There is no doubting that as we look around today we see it everywhere. In the church, in the workplace, the neighborhood, in politics. He is as the Word tells us a lion seeking to destroy. He is a liar who desires to damn mankind.
So God said-
If we create man in our image, knowing that Lucifer will promote himself and be cast from heaven and then will deceive man, here is what We will do.
The solution will be, and as Jesus Himself told the day after feeding 5,000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish. That next day when they saw Him on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. When they asked Him about having more bread to eat. That He was the bread of life; He would meet the needs in life.
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
That is the story for life and love. God loved the world so much that He sent His only Son. He said if we will believe in His Son we can never perish but have eternal life.
Look at how Jesus the Son said it as recorded by John in his Gospel chapter 3 verses 16-17
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
A thought to ponder,