An Inconceivable Plan

Jesus died on the cross as a willful plan for our salvation to deliver us from death into life through God’s will and not our own. Galatians 1:4 states, “who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,” This was Paul’s central message of the good news over and over in his letters: Christ died for our sins that we might be a new creation, rescued from the Fall and death all through the sovereign choice of God. He wanted them to know that this was planned out. He sets a high view of God by telling them right up front that that was the will of the Father, His awesome plan to rescue us. It was and is an inconceivable plan. It was nothing we could have come up with on our own and nothing we would choose ourselves. 
We live strangely outside of eternity in a bubble of time. Our life and everything we know is inside this bubble. But there is more, way more, that we don’t even know or understand. That unknown “world” is God and everything in Him. As CS Lewis puts it, imagine rolling out a huge scroll of paper that goes on and on and on in front of you and in back of you. Now draw a tiny dot. You might think you know where I am going; the dot is your lifespan, right? No, CS Lewis is representing the dot as time. Time as we know it is a tiny dot in the grand scheme of things. God is working everything out and has a beautiful incomprehensible plan. Those who are saved are a new creation and are a part of that plan. How and why He is so patient with us and loves us, even LIKES us, is beyond me, but then again we are in that time bubble. How inconceivably glorious that, as followers of Christ, our filter is now the holes in the hands of our Savior. Everything in our life must be filtered through those holes. Lord help us to continually look to the cross and the gift of grace and peace you so graciously lavished on your children.

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