CREATOR fashioned a magnificent world in an unfathomable universe.
But this world rapidly grew [and there’s no soft way to state this] ugly, putrid, deathly, abhorrent.
How and why?
The appointed caretakers – human beings named Adam and Eve – utterly failed their job.
CREATOR set one simple boundary: “This one tree, right here in the middle, is off limits to you!” A relationship builder. A simple opportunity to show respect for Creator and thereby grow in relationship.
What did the caretakers do? Bingo. They willfully trespassed in rebellion against CREATOR. Things could never be the same.
Genesis chapters 3-11 form the darkest literature in all existence, bar none.
Evil escalates. Those created by Beautiful CREATOR become warped beyond recognition. “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought and imagined was constantly and totally evil.” Gen. 6:5. Uuugggghhhs!
CREATOR decided not to end this venture. He dug deeper. He revealed a plan to bless, to rescue these failed image-bearers.
Recovery Plan, stage 1.
He chose one man, one family, to become a nation and bring blessing – the offer of restoration – to the entire world. “I will make you a great nation… All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.” Gen. 12:1-3.
Abraham’s descendants were intended by God to be a spiritual, moral and even economic boost to all the other peoples, lending food to those in need (Duet. 28:10-12).
But CREATOR’s chosen conduit of blessings also utterly failed their job.
Recovery Plan, stage 2.
The story Jesus told in Mat. 21:33-39 outlines a clear indictment against Israel while also stating CREATOR’smost remarkable, radical, “ridiculous” plan—having his own SON enter this cesspool and suffer a horrid, most repulsive death as the mediator who alone can reconcile his adopted family to the Holy, Eternal God.
With this motive and purpose the Son of CREATOR was born as a human baby. Why Christmas first happened. Why God the Son was conceived and birthed as a human baby. To forge the path for reconciliation. Millions and millions of people through history and today have entered this path; have received forgiveness and reconciliation with CREATOR-FATHER; and are working together to bring this message of hope to needy people all over the world.
Let’s honor Christ today by living and proclaiming His work, His message of reconciliation. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. Let’s involve daily in God’s recovery plan!