Have you ever noticed that God does not give up easily? Following is a great example. We read in the beginning pages of the book of Genesis (Genesis 1:1):
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.”
Wait a minute – God created Heaven and Earth and the outcome is formless and empty? How does that add up? Well, it really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense – unless we’re looking at a time span between those opening lines of the Bible, time enough for a drama to unfold, a drama that went down like this:
God created beauty. After beauty was destroyed, God cleaned up a big mess and brought back beauty.
Creation story is our first clue that God does not like to give up. What did He do after all He had built was ruined? He raised new life out of dead ashes! And life exploded into an endless variety of species. One of the new species God created was mankind.
God created mankind to be caretakers of planet Earth. After all the destruction that went on before we were created, I think that’s quite understandable. We didn’t come as a single edition, but were created male and female. Made in God’s image, we work as a team, not unlike the Trinity who also operates as a team.
Unfortunately, mankind parted ways with their Creator at some point in history. That choice is affecting our world today. Again God sees His creation suffering.
Picture yourself building something exquisite with your own hands. Then someone comes along and destroys it. What an outrage! Well, against all odds you decide to start from scratch one day and build something completely different. Again, you love the outcome. You’re really proud of it. But guess what: it happens again! Someone comes along and spits on your creation. Would you now give up?
Well, God did not give up. Jesus, a member of the Trinity, came to Earth to become a member of human society. He lived to help us and died to set us free. As a result, we’re still here today. We live because God wants us to live. That’s God’s salvation in a nutshell.
If you happen to look at a dead situation right now wondering what good can come out of it, look up to God. Remember: He revived the universe. He can revive you!