Thursday, August 12, 2010

What was He thinking?

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...."

....I was reading the creation account this morning. The Lord God created a masterpiece of a planet, and what does He do....He gives the care of it to man! What was He thinking? Knowing full well in short order, His created beings were going to screw up the works yet the Lord blessed them choosing the first couple and their heirs the amazing privilege of ruling over what He had beautifully and perfectly created.

Using my sanctified imagination while reading Genesis 1, I pictured each breathtaking creation "day" with man in the thoughts of God: "And God said.. and it was. And God said...and it was. And God said...and it was," - and then at the pinnacle of creation, "Let Us make man in our image." I wonder the first couple's thought when Creator God, the Alpha and the Omega, the great I Am proclaimed...... [my paraphrase]: "Not the angels...but you ... YOU - man - are to subdue it, to rule over everything - the fish, the birds, every living creature. I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the earth and every tree. Everything that has breath of life in it - I give to you to care for.." Amazing, humbling to be chosen to care for what He has made! Mankind to have dominion over the earth and everything in it?? Too wonderful!

Respectfully I ask, "What was He thinking?"

What was the Lord God thinking when He again chose man - His followers [known for screwing up the works] with His Gospel message -- to "Go" tell others of the Gospel, to be witnesses, to make disciples? Creator God, the Alpha and the Omega, the great I Am, Sovereign, Holy God chose not the angels [who long to], but us, the privilege to preach the gospel.

What was God thinking? Thank You me not to screw it up by keeping this wonderful news to myself, but in love to preach the gospel leaving the results with you.

‎"Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador...Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should." Ephesians 6:19-20