I was struck at the thought this morning that God leaves much in our hands, but nothing astounds me more than…
The ability to choose.
Choice. To head left or right. To move or stay. To say yes or no. To give or take. To forgive or hold s grudge.
Most of our life happens as a result of our combined choices.
And God, in His plans, leaves the choices up to us.
You see, He made His choice.
The cross and resurrection didn’t just happen. They were His deliberate choice to show us a better way. To reveal His heart for all humanity. To give us an option to choose real life versus being stuck in survival mode. To overcome and defeat sin, instead of being led by it.
His choice was us.
All of us.
His choice sets everyone free who chooses Him.
And there is the crux of the matter.
We need to choose Him in order for His choice to apply to us.
Without welcoming Him in, His choice hovers above without ever landing within the open hearts and spreading the Good News that we are His.
Our choices can block us from fully living as His.
And this free will was His choice.
You see, He loves us so much He wants our love freely given in return.
He wants to be our choice as much as He chose us.
Who wouldn’t want the one they love to return their love?
He made His choice when He laid down His life for you.
PS. Tomorrow, unpacking our choices….