"For from Him, and through Him, and to Him are ALL things.
To Him be the glory forevermore!" Rom. 11:36
I have been thinking, how does this creation, this big world of humanity and everything else, look to God, from His perspective?
He doesn't see anything as 'away' from Him, since He is everywhere present and intimate with every atom, every photon, every pain, every joy, every moment, every thought, for every person!
He doesn't see just the present; the past, present and future all exist in His NOW. So He doesn't see us in process, unfinished, messed up, confused, or however else we may feel. He sees us complete and whole, seeing the end from the beginning. Really, for Him, have we every been anything BUT complete, whole, beautiful, pure and sweet? :)
Having such understanding of all our past experience and of all our thought processes today and of all the future fulfillment that awaits us, how could He see us as unacceptable, as 'wrong' or evil? We see sin, right and wrong, good and bad - God only sees His little children who don't know any better, who don't understand how much He loves them yet, who 'don't know what they are doing,' as Christ said on the cross
He is the great LOVE that embraces, undergirds, generates, supports and is the utter end of ALL things, so nothing going on in our lives is a surprise to Him, unacceptable to Him, or repugnant to Him. We are never repugnant to God! Nothing in us is unacceptable, nothing we do or say is 'not allowed' - He is big enough, understanding enough, strong enough, loving enough, to hold all our confusions, mistakes, doubts, fears, stumblings, and frailties. He remembers what we are. He made us out of Himself. His own Spirit supports our life. He is moving us to the perfect happy ending. Nothing has ever been in doubt. We have been safe all along, only we didn't know it!
Thinking like this, I realize I have never been separated from Him, never been alone, never really been 'lost' - not to Him, for hasn't HE been with me, known where I was, breathed every breath of mine within me, all along?! I was never alienated from Him - only in my mind, as Col. 1 tells me! He reveals Christ WITHIN us, not outside trying to get in..we see this and the Spirit flows forth from WITHIN our innermost being, where He has been all along!
Everything belongs. Nothing is actually separated from Him. Nothing is cast away or rejected. No part of us is cast away or rejected!
We can never do or say or think anything that will take us out of Him, out of His love, out of His grace.
For there IS no place outside of Him, outside of His love, outside of His grace!
He is so big that He contains it all, so loving that in Him everything fits together and belongs, through the perfection of Christ.
He is all, and is in all. In Him we live and move and have our being. The oneness of God always contains, embraces, holds, connects, shelters, supports, accepts all things!
We are floating in the ocean of HIM! We are wrapped up in His eternal arms! We are boats built by Him, sailing down His river, to His sea, blown by His breeze, coming to the ultimate harbor that is HIM! We are safely enveloped in His loving presence and acceptance, that delicious, refreshing, unconditional loving acceptance that is called GRACE!
Nothing is unacceptable,
'not allowed,' out of sync
or wrong or 'bad.'
Everything and everyone is home,
so nothing is lost or 'away.'
Everything is part of Him,
so nothing is separated
or needing to 'get' to Him.
Noone is a 'them' -
We are all His offspring.
He is with us all, for us all,
and reveals Himself IN us all!
Everyone is His offspring, His child..
Everyone is beloved, accepted..
Everyone is in His presence, home..
Thank you Jesus for coming to set us free in our minds, free from the lies we believed of separation, judgment, and fear. Thank You for vindicating us by the cross, thank You for redeeming us - restoring our sense of worth and value and goodness! Thank You for calling us innocents, for showing us we are all 'good eggs' after all! Thank You for not being ashamed to call us your brothers (and sisters)! Thank You for showing us we belong and need not be ashamed! Thank You for letting us know You are here within us and always have been, our dearest friend, closer than a brother, closer than a heartbeat. Thank You for assuring us that everything is okay, and everything will ultimately be okay! Now we can rest against our Father's bosom again, without any fear of harm. For we KNOW He is love and nothing else! Love does no harm..Our Papa is good to ALL and His compassion is over ALL His creation! Wow, we are so safe in those arms of love! Thank You for showing us that, for bringing grace to light through the good news! Thank You so much for GRACE!