Life is a mystery – all life comes from God, and God is mysterious. Personally, I have stopped asking why this or that happened. What if nothing ever happened? We would have a bunch of nothingness. Thankfully, God happened. The Trinity decided to create life at some point in the history of the universe. Even though the Trinity is complete and is in no apparent need of anything or anybody, God decided to add relationships. Then the first lifeforms emerged, and the rest is history.
Speaking of lifeforms, God created an endless variety – marine life in the oceans, vegetation on dry land, and species that move in the oceans, on dry land and in the air. The Trinity bonded with all of creation. God’s mind is bigger than this universe. The stories and letters penned down in the books of the Bible give us a small glimpse of His beautiful heart.
- God loves the animal kingdom; He is not unaware of tiny birds falling from the sky (Matthew 10:29): “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”
- God loves His angels; He laments Lucifer’s fallout in the book of the prophet Isaiah. (Isaiah 14:12): “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!”
- God loves people; He wants to restore the broken relationship with humans, which Jesus illustrated in a story. In the parable of the lost and found son, one of the main characters who was believed dead, showed up in his hometown, back at his father’s doorstep. His father’s reaction was profoundly joyful (Luke 15:24): “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”
God created living beings, free to love or reject Him, with all the nasty side-effects. God took a risk, but even though it backfired, it’s probably worth it. Free will has caused a tremendous amount of pain and heartache but has also created amazing stories of bravery and love.
The wind’s path is hard to predict. So is the Lord. Following Him, the children of God become part of His mystery. They may not know what tomorrow brings, but they do know that their destination is home, where God resides.