Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you
Your name is engraved in God's heart.
At his birth, your name was there.
During his childhood your name was there.
At his baptism your name was there.
During the last supper your name was there.
In the Garden of Gethsemane your name was there.
On Calvary, your name was there, enclosed in the secret chambers of a dying heart.
He carried you with him from death to new life.
When He descended into hell your name was there.
When He ascended into heaven your name was there.
He has carried you within him always.
Jesus is true God and true man. In his divinity you were always present to Him because time is not linear to God, it is all present. When we realize the truth of this it is only a small step further to the understanding that when God looks upon us He doesn't just see billions of broken human beings but rather billions of people whole and healed in Him as well. It is hard for us to see ourselves as already healed in Christ since time IS linear to us. And yet, we should know, that in God's eyes we are already healed in Him since He can see outside of time. Padre Pio understood this view from eternity well, praying for a happy death for his mother after she had died.
Weird, like something out of a science fiction movie.
But true, nonetheless. If we threw out this picture as being too far-fetched we'd also have to throw out any idea of God's omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence.
It's a great mystery but a beautiful one as well.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Jer 1:5