He resides in the Heavens,
His Throne stretches beyond the Universe…
The Earth is His footstool,
And Angels with power do His bidding.
But He who created the Worlds
Was not content with its glory…
In all the beauty and splendour,
There was none like Him that brought Him joy.
Upon the Earth, where His foot lay,
He breathed and spoke the words that began life…
In His image, He formed man and woman.
To them, He gave the gift of free will…
He bestowed on them a beautiful mind,
Unlike those of any being He had created.
He set them in a Garden and instructed them…
And He was pleased that their lives would bring Him glory.
But with free will came disobedience.
His creation did not abide by His commandments…
Their beautiful mind deceived them,
When they believed the lie that they could be like their Creator.
The Earth became darkened by wickedness and violence.
In their depravity, they denied God.
And God looked upon the Earth,
To see if there was any reverence for His Lordship…
His heart was encouraged when He saw that good remained.
There were some who feared and loved their Creator.
He thought to Himself that He may yet lead them…
Surely with His guidance, they would learn Wisdom.
Upon Abraham, He bestowed His blessing…
Through him and his seed, Mankind would know His glory.
The inhabitants of the Earth continued to do wickedly.
He cleared the wicked from before the face of His chosen…
That they may be a holy, peculiar people,
And testify to the whole Earth of their Creator…
But they too fell into corruption,
And forgot the great mercies and privilege
He had graciously bestowed upon them.
“Let them perish”, He said
And He gave them over to captivity.
Curiously, He looked into the future and saw me.
He considered me and He loved me…
He said, “surely, My creation is beautiful…
“I will yet preserve an elect for Myself”
He reasoned that Mankind was stiff-necked,
Corruptible and unreliable to bring about His salvation.
There was none but Himself He could depend on…
So God prepared for a voyage, a most humble vocation.
To certain men, He gave the gift of sight to prophesy
That the World may prepare for their salvation.
Through a Virgin, He chose to translate to the Flesh
Born to serve. Born to lead. Born to die.
He lived a life of ministry, teaching others to follow
Until on the Cross, wickedness was defeated.
They knew Him not until He arose from the grave,
And He revealed to them His scars…
Then they knew the purpose for which He came…
Their eyes were opened and they received understanding.
To follow in His vocation would cost them their lives,
But they were assured that their momentary sacrifice,
Would reap a great reward…
Not for them alone, but for all who believe their testimony.
Through the ages, this Good News has been preached,
Of a God who had everything
But who was not content without me…
The Worlds revolve around Him,
And nothing is impossible for Him.
But just as I am – willful, passionate and weak – He loved me.
So He redeemed me with His own blood from a corrupted Earth…
That I may live and rule with Him in Heavenly places.
For my fellowship and my love brings Him joy.
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