God Sees the End

God Sees the End

When the angel visited Mary in Luke 1:30-33, he told her that she would give birth to a child whom God would give the throne of his father David, and that he would reign forever.  She must have been quite amazed after Jesus was born when wisemen came to worship him and give him treasures. (Matthew 2:1-11)

 

When Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple, Mary heard Simeon say, “My eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared for all people.”  (Luke 2:30-31)  She treasured this in her heart.  Luke 2:8-19 tells us about the angels who appeared to the shepherds, telling them that a Savior had been born. Mary treasured this in her heart. Later, when he was only twelve years old, Jesus amazed the people when he spoke at the temple.  Again, Mary treasured this in her heart.

 

In John 2:1-11, Mary witnessed the first miracle which her son performed.  The Bible isn’t clear about how many more miracles Mary was able to witness, but I would imagine that even if she didn’t see them happen, she at least heard about them.

 

In Matthew 21:8-11, everyone was going to Jerusalem, and here comes Jesus riding into town on a donkey.  Not only that, but the people line the roads, shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”  

 

Just a few days later, Mary saw her beloved son hanging on a cross.  Her chosen son, the son who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, the son who was to be a king, and he is hanging on a cross?  How can this be?

OH!  The emotions that must have been coursing through her!  Can you imagine what she must have felt?   She must have felt such anger and confusion.  Utter despair must have had a tight grip on her innermost being. Surely her mind was screaming, “WHY?”  

 

After all, she was there when the angel proclaimed that he would be a king.  She heard the angel say that he’d sit on David’s throne and that he would reign forever.  Why would God send an angel to tell her these things when it’s obvious that he can’t be a king – after all, he’s hanging on a cross!  She must have been asking God why he pulled Jesus from death’s grasp when he was only two years old, only to have him die a cruel death on a cross.

 

We all know the end of Mary’s story.  We know that only three days later, her precious Son rose victorious over death, hell, and the grave.  We know that He is indeed a King.  

 

Just as we know the end of Mary’s story, God knows the end of YOUR story.  You may be going through a heart- wrenching experience.  You can’t possibly see what good God could make of the situation.  You don’t understand what He is trying to teach you, or to show you.

 

There are times when my daughter, Rachel, wants me to explain things to her.  Sometimes what she asks about are things which are just too complicated for her young mind to understand.  At those times, I have to tell her I can’t give her the answer right now because she just isn’t old enough to understand.  She has to trust that I know best for her.  Our loving Father often chooses not to reveal things to us, as well. He sees that some things just don’t need to be explained to us.  We just have to trust Him.

 

Isaiah 55:8-9 says that God’s thoughts are not your thoughts, and His ways are not your ways.  His thoughts are higher than your thoughts, and His ways are higher than your ways.

Jeremiah 29:11 says that God knows the plan he has for you – plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Romans 8:28 tells us that ALL things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to HIS purpose.

Habakkuk 1:5 says that He is going to do something in your days that you wouldn’t believe, even if you were told.

 

God is so much bigger than ANY problems which we face.  He will not fail us.   He will not forsake us.  Be patient and wait on Him.  Be still and know that He is God.

© 2003, Stacy R Miller   

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 18:52:21

    Great post! I always loved Habakkuk 1:5…it’s like a really well hidden Christmas gift that when you unwrap it you will be blown away-glad you included it! ~Blessings~

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  2. Emily
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 21:20:26

    This is great! And it’s so relatable to a situation I’m going through right now.

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    • Proverbs 31 wanna-be
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:17:40

      Thank you Emily, for your kind words. I’m glad you found some encouragement to help you through your current situation. May the Lord bless you, strengthen you, and encourage you as you walk this journey. May He give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation to see what He wants you to learn and see through this time of struggle.

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