Thursday, 2 May 2013

From A Park Bench - Genesis 8 v 22

As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” – Genesis 8 v 22.

The promise of God declared to Noah in Genesis has continued through the centuries and into today. Every person can trust God’s promise regardless of status, continent or race. Even if you don’t believe in God this promise still affects and underpins your life. It is a promise of mercy and grace, Gods oath that will be upheld until the end of time.

Just take a look at any seed, study it, touch it, hold it in your hand. Every seed contains everything that plant needs to grow and develop into a full mature plant. Every seed is a tiny, miniature full plant waiting to be planted, watered and grow.  It is a wonder of nature; it contains all it needs to make a mature plant.

God anticipated the every need of man before he created him. Every need not only of Adam and Eve but of the entire human race. God has created everything we need and his original creation is self-perpetuating. God is not going to create anything again; he has stopped creating and rested.

He rested from his created work because everything was perfect. He anticipated man’s every need and ceased from his work.

In exactly the same way, the finished work of the cross was perfect; it provided all we need by grace to inherit all the riches of heaven. God anticipated all we need to live a victorious, overcoming, glorious eternal life and provided it for us in Christ.

Forgiveness, holiness, prosperity, health, freedom, joy, happiness, fulfillment  bliss, were all provided and given to everyone, free and all we have to do is say ‘Thank You’ and receive them.

When you look at a seed in your hand you are looking at God’s provision, his perfect solution to sustain and keep nature. When you look at Christ you see God’s solution to the need of mankind, the perfect sacrifice that reconciles a fallen race to a loving God, and it is provided and wrapped up in free undeserved grace.

1 comment:

  1. there is def comfort in knowing that he knows...and knows before we do...and has a plan...esp in those moments when we can not see a way forward....wonderful reminder...


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