But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
A few days ago in my devotional I was reading about sin, and the sinful world we live in. We’ve often asked the question why did sin have to happen? God could have stopped it, but He didn’t. Why are we here, after all that we have seen (which is so limited) it’s hard to see how it was worth it, and the purpose of it all. This story we are in…. it seems so complicated.
I have tried to imagine what it would have been like if sin wouldn’t have happened – what a perfect world would be like, but I can’t, not even close really.
So why are we here?
We are here for relationship, from the beginning, we were here to talk with God, to walk with Him. For Him to know us perfectly and for us to know Him. God wants us to know Him, who He is, His character, His attributes. Him.
Though our eyes and hearts are veiled now, there will be a day when we know Him fully.
How well could we have known God if there would have been no sin, no fall and no redemption story – though God hates sin (the Bible is clear on this) and is NOT the author of sin, the existence of sin sheds light on some important parts of His character. His justice, His grace and most importantly His mercy.
“In a perfect world He could have demonstrated His power, His purity, His wisdom, His creativity – all of His attributes. Except one. Mercy. How can a merciful God be known in a perfect world? The imperfect had to come.”
I have never thought of it this way before, what about you?