“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”
God orchestrated everything for his purpose. It gave us free will to walk it out. He answers before we even ask. He orchestrated Christ’s death so that he would fulfill every letter of the law. Imagine all the people involved.
He does the same for us and answering our prayers. I look at my relationship with my husband and see God’s perfectly orchestrated plan. I see how many times our paths could have crossed. I can see that God timed it so we would meet exactly when we did.
We didn’t meet when I was a child in Beaver Shores, and he visited his grandparents for the summer. One of their homes was right next door to where I grew up. All of the kids congregated at the lake or the lot next to our house; yet I don’t remember him.
Although we ran in similar circles through my early teens, I don’t recall our paths crossing. When Lonnie died, despite both being at his funeral we dis mot meet. Nor did we meet when Mike died. Nor did we meet when he was with Toni, one of my sister’s close friends, although I dis take a phone call for him one day at the mall. God knew the exact time in for us to meet. It was after a breakup with a boyfriend, at another ex-boyfriend’s house that we met. A future boyfriend, and the father of my daughter was the one who took me there. I met them both that night. God knew all the other parties that would be involved in us coming together. Only God can do that.
God wants to freely meet the needs of His children. He has given us everything that we need, if we will just listen. He gave up His Son, for a relationship with each of us. He puts people in our paths to draw us into relationship with Him. He lets us choose, but He does everything in His power to draw us to Him. I know He does this time and time again.
Prayer – Lord thank you For orchestrating answers before we ask. Thank you for reconciliation, restoration and moving as only You can. Thank you for not sparing Jesus, but for giving Him for us all. Thank you for being such a gracious God, a giver of all good things.