I am often amazed at the simplest of things — a butterfly sitting on a flower, a baby discovering colors, sunsets, clouds, the changing colors of fall — and each time, I am also reminded with awe of the masterful Creator of all.
I am not a scholar of the Bible or anything else, for that matter. Though I hold a Master’s in Theology, all it has really shown me is how little I know about God and how much more I need to know.
For instance, human beings are such finite individuals. We see time as a linear thing and the circumstances of our lives as either problems to be dealt with or moments to savor. But GOD . . .
If we could view time and circumstances as God does, I believe we would be looking at innumerable intersecting holograms. My life-hologram intersecting with your life-hologram, and God able to see all of the intersecting points at one time and able to change them at will if necessary to meet His plans and purposes. I believe He sees Noah’s hologram while He is looking at yours and mine. They are all overlaying one another with the ultimate end being His goals, not ours.
Something else I think we fail to understand is that each life-hologram is important to the complete picture. There are blank spaces where holograms should be, where babies were aborted and their life-hologram was removed. Could God have stopped the abortions? Yes, of course, and I believe He tried with each and every one. We are a stubborn people and we often close our eyes and ears to the things of God, including the nudging of His Holy Spirit to do what is right — to turn away from evil and cruelty. One thing is certain — God is still God. He hasn’t changed His mind and He hasn’t forgotten His promises and He isn’t going to force anyone to do anything. He is a gentleman, and He leaves the forcing to the bullies like satan and his emissaries. What kind of love does that?
Divine Love. The kind of love that lets you and I choose what to make of our lives. The kind of love that moves an intersection point when we have made a choice that is going to take us the long-way-around to our ultimate goal – the goal He has placed in front of us. So He moves the point and we reach the divine appointment in 15 years instead of 15 days or months because we have stubbornly, blindly, deafly, chosen to pursue our own selfish ends instead of His divine purposes. Still He loves.
Divine Love. The kind of love that gives you goosebumps and atta-boys when you finally reach that intersection point. Sometimes your whole world seems to ’tilt’ for a moment as you once again are on the right track and your life-hologram aligns with His divine plan once more.
Divine Love. The kind that stays right beside you while you dabble in the occult, watch movies and television shows not fit for anyone, get drunk, gamble, curse your parents or spouse or children, choose yourself over any and everyone else, ignore the lost, broken, widowed and orphaned. Still He loves.
Divine Love. The kind that tries to shield you from harm but won’t interfere if you insist on doing things your way. He holds your hand through it all and still He loves.
Divine Love. The kind that hung on a cross and poured out every last drop of blood to cover every last sin any of us could ever commit. Still He loves.
Divine Love. The kind that lets us enjoy sunsets and sunrises and laughter and love without demanding that we acknowledge who provides it all. The kind that stays right there with us and enjoys it too!
Praying that as your life intersects with others today you will be more aware of the divine nature of those appointments and more deliberate in your actions and reactions. Share His love — Divine Love.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world……