Sin was never in God’s plan, but He made something beautiful out of our mess. He reveals Himself to us as Savior through it all, one who will go to any lengths to be with His children.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Have you ever read the book of Genesis and found yourself wishing that Adam and Eve had never sinned? That they’d trusted in God’s word and obeyed him without doubt? Maybe then, we’d be walking with Jesus right now in the cool of the evening, without ever knowing sin or shame or sickness or pain. But they did sin, they did disobey, and they did doubt. They needed a savior, just like we all do.
When Jesus came, died, and rose again, He removed our sin completely. We were reconciled to God, just like Adam and Eve in the garden. But in some ways our relationship with Him is even sweeter. They knew Him as Lord, as Father, as Friend; and we know Him in all those ways. Yet now, because of Jesus’ extraordinary sacrifice, we also know him as Savior. We know him as Redeemer, Shepherd, Sacrificial Lamb, and our Great High Priest.
Sin was never in God’s plan, but He made something beautiful out of the mess. He revealed himself to us as Savior through it all, one who would go to any lengths to be with His children.
Think about those things in your life that may not have gone according to plan. The times you felt fear, grief, doubt. How did God reveal himself to you in those moments? Fear and doubt are never his plan for you, but He is faithful to make all things work together for your good.
Who do you know the Lord to be now, because of those experiences? Meditate on that aspect of his nature today.
Father, I thank you that You are always faithful to reveal Yourself to me as the God who sees and saves. You are my great redeemer, and there is nothing from which You cannot rescue me. Thank you for the aspects of Your nature that You are revealing to me today and in my current situation.