Our Pastor is doing a series on “Nothing but the truth” and this last Sunday was a gooder….something that is just sinking in for me.
Why did God create the earth, the universe….all the beauty that we see? He made it all for us, we were His big idea, the point of all creation was us!
Why did he give us the parents he gave us? Because they would be the only ones that could produce the DNA that would create you…….isn’t that amazing?
God thought of every detail…….He knows us before we are born……..he loves every detail of who we are because He created us……..wait for it……….for HIS PLEASURE!
What we may think is a mistake, God created for His pleasure……….He loves it just the way it is…….your nose, your eyes……….we think we need to manipulate our bodies to fit the profile of what the world wants to see and all along God is already enjoying who we are and how we look. He thought of you way before you even came into exsistances…….and He loved you then……….
Psalm 139 is a beautiful example of King David realizing this very thing
1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
I personally think I am just beginning to understand the scope of God’s love for me……I am so hard on myself and yet God thinks I am beautiful and funny………..and just right in every way.
Matthew 10 says (Message version)
29-31″What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.
God didn’t need to create us………He wanted to……….just because! He knew the mistakes we would make, the dumb things we would do to be accepted. HE took that into account when He sent his son Jesus to the cross………..because of our mistakes He needed to find a way to reconcile us to Him after our mistakes(because He is perfect and no imperfection can exsist with God), so we could ask for forgiveness and BE FORGIVEN! God knew all of that when He created us………that He would have to send His son to die……..He didn’t have to…….He could have just given up on us(the people He created to love him back but instead we do what we want and turn our backs on Him), turned His back on us and rained judgement down on us like He did at Sodom & Gomora, because that is what we deserve, but instead, He sent His son to die to reconcile us to Himself, JUST BECAUSE, WE ARE THE POINT OF ALL OF CREATION!
Be blessed today my friends.