By Susan Rasinski
God has a plan. He has always had a plan. He does not deviate from His plan. While we sway and change our plans, God knows the end from the beginning. We may follow hard after Him, then lose our footing and fall away from the diligence of our walk with our Maker, but His plan never changes. We see time as a continuum; God sees all things at once.
Reading through today’s section of scripture we can look at the words written on page 279. Jesus is talking to his followers of things to come in the end of days. He warns them that the world as they know it will come to an end with much violence. “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”
Did you catch that? “If those days had not been cut short…” While Jesus is talking about things to come He is using language that indicates something that has already occurred. For God there is no before and after, no BC or AD. God is not subject to the laws of time and space as we are. He sees all things, all time, all people, all at once. He sees His plan in its entirety, simultaneously. There are not parts to His plan which can become fragmented. There is only His plan.
For me there is great comfort in understanding this. I get to be a part of God’s plan and when I submit myself to His care, I know that He knows how all things work together. No matter what today brings, or how much I’m caught off guard, God is not surprised, or having to adjust His plans. All things are under His control; He has me in the palm of His hand.
Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?
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