Throughout all of recorded and unrecorded history God has had one major purpose in mind. To gather together a people who would choose to love and worship Him with all their heart, soul and spirit. (1 Peter 2:9); (Hebrews 12:2); (John 3:16); (Isaiah 45:18). He put into humans His likeness. (Genesis 1:26).
God put into humans the gift and responsibility of choice. (Genesis 2:16,17); (Joshua 24:14,15); (Revelation 22:16,17). One attribute of choice is choosing between more than one. I like this food more than that food. I’ll have some of this. I like this car more than that car. Where do I sign? I like this God more than that god. I choose not to believe in any god. Dear friend, please don’t bet your eternal destiny if you’re wrong. Seek, ask, knock.
Going back to our verses from (Isaiah 46:9-11) God’s central purpose is to gather a people over a span of time; the length that only He knows, that would choose to love Him and that He could lavish on them His eternal love, now and forever, banquet included.(Isaiah 26:6-9); (Revelation 21:3-5).
From before the beginning of time He planned it out. He put into motion everything He needed to do to get from beginning to end of now and into forever. Through the course of time that bird of prey, that man from a far-off land, would be, will be someone specific, as many someone’s for not only that time, but for every time in any place His purposes needs to be accomplished.
In all things, He shows His desire to show His greatness in His disdain for injustice and against a treacherous, lying and deceitful heart. He shows His great kindness and mercy for the meek, the poor in spirit and the humble in heart. He came to seek and to save those who were lost. The God of all creation who by His breath gives life, and who regards the nations, “as dust on the scales”, (Isaiah 40:15), comes down and sits next to us and says, “Come unto me all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). This very God “tends his flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” (Isaiah 40:11). NIV
He has a personal Garden of Eden for each of us. A private place of peace and beauty where we can go for a walk together. With His arm around us as we stroll on that path, we can hear Him say, “I like being with you. What’s going on? It’s going to be better than ok.”
You are walking with Royalty. He chooses to be with you and spend time with you because He loves you very much. Listen.