How many times in this life have we experienced the thought that tomorrow will be different? We, whether children of God or not, are always hoping and praying that tomorrow will be the special time we have dreamed about all our lives. Some of us may be so fortunate, some not. However, that does not mean that our lives haven’t been just exactly as God programmed them to be. Our creation wasn’t a haphazard thing, but a well thought out plan to achieve the world that God originally intended. If you are wondering if that was the case, why are we in such a mess these days? It doesn’t take a college degree to figure out that something not willingly given has any value. God never wanted a collection of robots; He wanted the very best for the children He created out of the vast love of His heart.
It doesn’t take much thought to figure out where the problem lies. Created beings were planned with a choice as robots have no value in any world. God reasonably thought that if people loved Him as He loves us there would be no conflict. While that is true, He also knew, that people programmed to react in a certain way would bring no satisfaction to the Creator. So, here we are today, in a world of unrest with one nation after another disagreeing with the way things are and should be done. Our egos have done a grand job of overpowering our wisdom. Is there a solution?
Those of us who have come to know our Creator, even if in a small way, realize that life is not the easy come, easy go that is often accepted. God didn’t simply create us; He created us with a plan for each individual life. Do you remember when you were a kid, how we would play with our dolls and give each a personality and purpose? How often in these busy days do we ever give a thought to the purpose God created for each individual child? We have been taught that an entity is made up of the sum of its parts, but we have not spent the time to inquire or assimilate the problems it would take for an end resulting in glory. How sad!
We are plainly told in the first book of our Bibles – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) …then God created man in His own image (27). So, what went wrong? Could it be that the freedom and trust God so graciously gave us has turned us into a selfish and angry world? You can’t deny the mess we live in today. How could we not have seen this end from the beginning? It would seem that to truly accept life’s lessons, one must learn them for himself. The world would not have been what our Creator desired if we were all robots and we would never have learned the joy of loving and being loved.
So here we are today striving all the time to maintain peace while growing to be the biggest and best. God did know that truth could not simply be passed down; it has to be learned for itself. Is it possible that we still could turn the tables and go to meet our God with the satisfaction of accomplishing His purpose - maybe if we get a little more serious, try a little harder and say “thank you” more frequently? We desire our children to have the best just as our Father desired for His children. I don’t believe it is too late, but I believe it is past time to get started. Let us ever be mindful of the fact that –
Somewhere over the rainbow,
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dared to dream
Really do come true.