In the beginning, God's heart was full with a vision and a dream of a people who would choose Him, love Him and follow after Him like children. He longed for a family, and for a fellowship of people who were His true friends. So, He created earth & made a home for us. Then He created human beings. And He gave us the right to choose for ourselves whether we would walk with Him, or go our own way.
Curiosity got the best of us, and we have each decided to check out life on our own. Exalting our own ways, thoughts, and feelings above God's. Heck, He's only the Creator, what does He know?! We have sinned, and hurt ourselves and others. That's just life on this planet. God was not surprised that we would do what we've done. He knew the damage our choices would cause. But He would not force Himself or His ways on humankind.
He has never given up on us either. Before the foundation of the earth, Jesus was the Lamb that was slain on our behalf, bridging the gap between humankind and God. God did not send His Son to the world to condemn it, but to save it. And He will be faithful to complete the new work He has begun in each of His children's lives. He wants us to learn of Him, His ways of living, moving & being. He wants to show us who He is & who He wants to be to us right now.
He's never let go of His vision, His dream of having family & friends whose hearts are truly devoted to Him. This blog is written in hopes of encouraging His people in their journeys with Him. Blessings!