Look who made you a daughter of the King.
I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. Jeremiah 31:3
I’m not sure anyone alive can really fathom that. Think of all those disappointments a loving God went through. I know people blame Him for things and say He allows bad things to happen but those people really don’t understand Scripture or have a knowledge of the Word that is rightly divided. They have no idea what it is like to be the Creator of the universe that so desired a family, He created man, but instead of giving that man orders and rules. He gave him freedom, immortality, and full dominion over the Garden of Eden.
He gave him a free will to choose, with one exception, not eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now there are those who will say that the devil had fallen, and the world was recreated. I really can’t see that. God exists in eternity, He is corporeal. He does things in order. I think He warned man because, at the time, He had no knowledge of evil. It was Eve who was deceived, where was Adam, her protector? The devil questioned God’s Word, she adds a word or two and is tricked. Adam’s sin was willful and I believe they should have repented. If not those two someone else would have messed up.
God actually protected them by having the cherub keep them out. Had they eaten from the tree of life, they would have lived forever sinners. But a just and loving Father, had already conceived a plan, being a Spirit, He was a Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He allowed Adam and Eve to die. Sacrifices covered the sins once a year, in order to find a pure blood line to carry the Holy Spirit’s incorruptible seed, He waited.
Jesus ancestry includes Rahab and Ruth, but they were forgiven. And when Mary came along, He had already chose her and the incorruptible seed of God, Himself, was placed or dropped gently by the hand of the Holy Spirit, into the womb of a girl who believed the angel’s words, and said that she was the handmaiden of the Lord. for it to be as He said. She bore the Son, named Him and watch Him grow in wisdom and stature, she watched him nurse, crawl, and carry wood to the carpenter’s shop.
And then she saw Him, cursed, crawl, and fall, carrying a cross to be crucified on, after being beaten and scourged by Roman soldiers cruel enough to beat Him to death and gamble for his robe, as He hung there and died, cruel enough to run a spear through His side. He faced the same type of death as a Passover Lamb, but this sacrifice was one that was superior to animals. He was the offering proved by the King, He was the only one worthy, His blood enough to cover the sins of all, forever.
It pleased God to give Him to redeem us, but how it must have broken His heart as well. The very thing He would not allow Abraham to do, He was doing to His beloved Son who knew no sin, but was made sin, a scapegoat for us, what a dark day when Jesus no longer calls Him, Father, but God. Yes, Jesus avoided every sin and temptation, that alone would prove Him, God, in the flesh and then the miracles and still unbelief. Even today, He offers up His grace. He knows rejection better than anyone, He knows love better than anyone. He gave up everything. That my friends is the definition of everlasting love. He was lifted up for us and we are drawn to Him, like Moses in the wilderness, Jesus, the Healer. He gave it up for us, He is love eternal, love everlasting, yes, everlasting love, forever love. Rebecca Jones