Fresh Start!

Today, Catherine and I are beginning a daily devotional together at SheReadsTruth. We have started the New Year one, because it’s most applicable to where we’re at right now.

We are discussing through email our reflections, but I just want to share this with all of you:

“There is one Author and there is one Story. And the all-knowing Author knew how the story would end, even as he penned the seas and swarmed them with living creatures, and as He breathed life into the man whose sin would one day nail Him to a tree.

And knowing all of that – knowing that He was creating the plants and yielding the seeds that would one day be his cross, that the beasts of the fields would need to be used as sacrifices for His people – knowing this then, the Author and Creator saw it all and called it good.

But why? It may seem trite to say, but the answer is love. He made the world perfect knowing that it would become imperfect and that He would make it new again. And hard as it may be to believe, He did it for the process. God had the power to skip right to the end, or to never create the world to begin with. But he did create it, and he did it to show Himself to us, that we might know Him. That we might know the breadth and length and height and depth of his love for us (Eph 3:18); that we might experience His grace.”

The beauty is in the process, friends. We’re not perfect, and the struggles in our lives make us recognize our need for the One who saves.

Embrace the journey, for this world is not our home, and this is not the end!

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