Sometimes I forget who Jesus really is.
When I’ve been in a car accident. When
a child’s health is touch and go. When a diagnosis slaps our world upside down or another job ends. By the time I find my feet and find myself praying, I feel like I’m letting God know what happened.
I forget He already knows.
He really does want to hear all about it, it’s not because He doesn’t know. It’s because He does. I forget that He didn’t show up after the car crashed, or after the diagnosis came. I forget that the Bible calls Him “Alpha.” The beginning.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God… The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:1
He wasn’t just there at Creation.
He was there before the diagnosis, before the last breath was taken, before the job was lost. Before the divorce papers came, before the bankruptcy was filed, before the hurricane, before the flood, before it all–He was there.
As we head into 2012, let’s remember that He’s already been there. He’s already waiting for you in each day. Each moment of time that will unfold holds His sweet presence. There’s nothing that will happen this year that hasn’t already been seen and prepared by our God. We will never understand the fullness of all He is protecting us from, or all that He’s doing each day to wrap us in His arms of love and care. When those days come that knock us off our feet, He is still Alpha – the One who was there already, from the beginning.
Where have you seen (likely in hindsight) that God was already there for you, preparing you, or waiting for you even before you knew it?
Carla Anne Coroy
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