All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16).
Predestination…or free will?
Look, first thing on a Wednesday is not the time to get into a discussion that heavy. Let me just say—it’s both.
OK, here we go. God created all things, ya? Therefore, he created time. He is not bound by time, the way you and I are. God exists at all moments in history simultaneously. Simply put, all time—past, present, and future—is now to God.
This brings up all sorts of cool thoughts, but let’s just focus on one: You know the moment you ache for, that moment when Christ returns and you get a glorified body and there will be no more night or pain or sorrow or sin or tears? That blessed someday?
Well, Beloved, it isn’t someday to God.
It’s Today. It’s Right Now.
When God looks at you, he sees you as you are today—pimples, gray hairs, and all. (And, by the way, how is it that I can have both pimples and gray hair going on at the same time?)
But God also sees you as you will be—glorified, complete, utterly and thoroughly his. That is as real and immediate to him as the blotchy mess you might be on this particular Wednesday morning.
There is only One who can actually see the finished product, and he says it’s perfect.
Chew on that today, Beloved.