Monday, February 08, 2021

In God’s Good Time

“God saw how good it was.” Genesis 1:10

In the beginning, in Genesis 1:1, we read that the darkness covered the abyss, and I like to connect the Creation story with the first verse in John's Gospel. “In the beginning was the Word...and the Word was God...the LIGHT shines in the darkness, 

and the darkness has not, will not, and will never overcome it." (paraphrase by me!)

YES! God's creation is good! Very good! And no matter what darkness, what twistedness, depravity, the ancient enemy tries to inundate us with, LIGHT will prevail! 

Jesus is risen, VICTORY ours! And let us NOT be afraid to tell the world about it!

In the first book of the Bible, we can find that God saw what He created was good, and He pronounced it good seven times. He wanted to give us a world that was not only good, but beautiful, and in perfect order. But He also gave man free will. He wanted man to have the freedom to choose to love Him or not, to obey Him or not, to trust Him or not. What would have been the pleasure of creating automatons who did not have a mind or heart or spirit? 

Alas, we are the same as our first parents, and we prefer to act in our own ego drama, instead of following God’s ways, and pursuing His mission for us. In our rebellion against God, we find ourselves in a disordered, fractured world, where life is not sacred and not valued. How patient God is with us! He waits. He waits. He waits. And so should we wait upon the Lord as well. 

Monsignor Charles Kosanke wrote in his bible study, Come and See: “If people in contemporary society spent as much time praying for God's mercy as they did watching television and listening to political rants, society might be more stable. Busyness, noise, and distrust abound. But, the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel said, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength’ (Isaiah 30:15). Do you rest in the Lord? Do you spend quiet time with Him? Is your strength found in trusting in the Lord or in others? ‘Therefore, the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore He exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him (Isaiah 30:18).’ Take some time to wait on God.” 

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