Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gloriously Forever After

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
John 1:1, 14a (KJV)

Once upon a time, long before time, and long before angels, the Father had a plan. Every detail was calculated—simple in concept, profound in magnitude. His Son willingly executed it, and the Spirit bears witness to the plan’s recipients.

He planned us. Not to interfere with our lives or to force our wills to fit His own, but He knew us; knew the choices that we would make, the thoughts we would think. He even knew the number of hairs that would be on our heads, the number of tears we would cry, and every joy and pain that would enter our lives. He knew these things before the world began, and created a provision so astounding that it will take eternity to reveal the overwhelming depth of His love, mercy, and grace.

Our lives are in the mind of the Uncreated One, Elohim, the Great I AM, the One Who is from Everlasting to Everlasting. And He loves us. So frail, so weak—we display the power of His plan. He has given us a choice to become the Bride of Christ, a gift from the Almighty Father to His Son in a union sealed by His Holy Spirit. All because the Word became flesh—one of us. He let us see who He is. And we can be His Bride! Think of it!

Father, thank You for Your plan of redemption and for the price paid to redeem us. Adorn us with righteousness as we wait in breathless anticipation of meeting Your Son—our Bridegroom—face to face, and living gloriously forever after.

© 2010 Katherine A. Fuller

1 comment:

Bonnie Evans said...

Praise the Lord! What a wonderful day that will be! I love how this reminded me that He is the "uncreated one". It gave me pause to reflect on His total sovereignty.