What God Did

We woke from dust as creatures made by God.  We disobeyed God behind His back.  We went into exile.  We fell into sin after sin until we lost count and didn’t care anymore.  We denied God, we excluded God, we laughed at God, and we tried with every idol in the world to shove Him away.  We ignored God, and then we forgot God. 

And then we hoped He would come back.

We didn’t recognize God when He came.  We were expecting someone else, someone of our own making.  We were back to wanting idols.  We had the newest (and oldest) idol of all: us.  We threatened to stone God.  We argued with God, we tried to trick God, and, when that didn’t work, we tried to scare each other into not believing in Him. 

We accused God, we lied about Him when we couldn’t find anything to accuse, and we plotted against Him.  We spit on God and we hit God and we jeered at God.  We mocked God and defied Him to come down from the cross we had nailed Him to.  We were left speechless when God died and the earth went black.  We guarded God’s body and blocked His way from getting out of His tomb.  And we fell on our faces when He burst out of the grave despite all of our best efforts to hold Him back.

And He held out forgiveness to us.

That’s what God did.

God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:17-20, NLT)

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