“From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:16-17
As I prayed about what to write about this scripture, all I could think about is how blessed I am. I think about God’s grace and His love for me. How that I have done nothing to deserve His love and grace. Through Moses God gave us the law and with the law no one could have the relationship with God that He wanted. Then God’s unfailing love showed up and Jesus came to earth so that we could have the personal relationship that God wanted from the creation of the world. God created Adam and Eve so that He could have a relationship with them. “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) “Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!” (Genesis 1:31) What happened then? We stepped into the picture and as always we messed things up. We rebelled against God. The great part of this story is that God knew all along what we were going to do. He had the plan already in place to bring us back to Him. “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” (Ephesians 1:11) Through God’s unfailing love, we now can have a relationship with God.