As you know I get all kinds of excited when Holy Spirit reveals thoughts and truths to me. Such a moment came Sonday morning in worship.
We have to go way back to the beginning…as in Genesis.
The Word is clear that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were present at the time of Creation – They always “were”. They are the “I AM.” Outside of time – They are.
Genesis 1.26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” Plural, as in the Three-in-One.
We know God is Spirit – no physical form; yet, Jesus is God with a physical form. I like to say, God in an earth suit!
God was clear to Adam and Eve to not eat of a certain tree – we know that Eve was challenged, by Satan himself, to eat it anyway. She was deceived and ate it, and, Adam, WITH HER (Genesis 3.6).
God is sovereign, He knew they would eat the forbidden fruit. I believe that with all my heart and head – but, it came to me Sonday morning – that crucial moment in human history…
God’s heart broke because He knew Plan A was thwarted and Plan B began. You see, God’s original plan was Eden – perfection, life without end in beauty…but once sin entered the heart of man God had to put in motion Redemption and He knew that meant His beloved Jesus would have to go to earth as God-Man, as a newborn babe and one day His arms spread on a cross beam redeeming man to Himself once again.
God’s heart broke. He knew what had to happen for redemption to take place. He knew He would have to turn away from His beloved Son as He took upon Himself the sins of the world.
He sent His Son. His only Son. His beloved Son. Into a dark, desperate world as a Lamb, filled with humility and love.
Lord Jesus, now we await You as Lion of Judah, reigning King.
Yes, Lord, we await You.