Wednesday, January 7, 2009

existence

I was listening to a song on the radio this morning and the lyrics included the idea that God was there even before we needed a Savior. How humbling a reminder. God's not in existence because of us. We get so caught up in the "us" part of things that we forget we're but a speck in the overall plan of life.
God exists as a trinity in form - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - a "triune God." All parts were present at creation of the world. In Genesis 1 it mentions God the Father and the Spirit. In John 1 it mentions the Son. He created the beautiful Garden of Eden and then created man to tend it. Then came woman, then the fall and because humans then took something created for beauty and turned it into something so twisted, eventually the Son had to come to earth to redeem us as our Savior. It was because of His mercy that God the Father sent God the Son to come as a man on earth. God the Son wasn't created because of us - He was in existence already. Mary had nothing to do with the Son's creation, she merely was the vessel that carried Him to earth to fulfill God's saving plan for His creation.
Wow. Talk about an amazing love. God looks down and sees what a mess we've gotten ourselves into. The humankind that He created in love in such a beautiful environment had gone so wrong over time. He cared so deeply that He sent part of Himself, in the form of the Son, to earth - such a nasty, sinful, earth so far removed from where He started in the beginning. The Son, in a limited, human body, would then feel every little thing that humans experience, including a horribly painful death on a cross - just to save us! (my paraphrase of something that is truly too incredible to be bound by my human words...) That makes me feel so small and insignificant, unworthy, but so loved and cared for, redeemed.
Way way way back, even before creation, God was there. All parts of God. He was, is, and always will be.

1 comment:

Heather L. said...

Thank you for your perspective. I love how you put it, that God was here WAY before we were, it is not all about us all.