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He Saw It All

My sisters,

 

God saw it all, and He said it was good.

 

For a while, I was reveling in the thought that God looked at all that He had created… the light, the sun and moon and stars, the waters, the land, plants and trees and flowers, birds and sharks and jaguars, and you and me.

And He saw that it was good.

 

But my friend, God saw it all.

He saw it all.

 

Our God, blessed be His name, saw creation.

He saw us fall away.

He saw His beloved coming to die for us.

He saw us beautifully reconciled with Him.

He saw us go to the ends of the earths telling of the Gospel.

He saw the Kingdom come.

He saw us, His beloved the whole time, living perfect and whole lives in His Kingdom of Heaven, in our true home.

And He saw that it was good.

It is so good.

 

I’m going to be brutally honest right now:

I had a spiritual crisis this week.

Maybe that’s putting it dramatically.

But, for a few days, I was surrounded by doubts, and I questioned if I believe all of this.

I had doubts and questions and tension; I felt wretched and distant and chaotic.

 

But my sister, God doesn’t step backwards when we are wretched, He steps forward. He comes closer. He comes to our dirt and brokenness, in the midst of our rebellion.

It’s the epitome of Jesus.

We were wretched, and He stepped forward. He came closer. He came down to our dirt. To the brokenness in the midst of our rebellion.

And He fights for us.

He pursues us like never before.

When we run, He runs after us.

He doesn’t sit and watch… He doesn’t keep walking.

My sister, He runs after me.

 

So, in my time of sitting and really thinking, “Do I even believe all of this?”

He is so very close.

And I felt His grace and His kindness touching my heart.

And I felt His Word revive my soul as I read Revelation 19.

And I felt Him, and His kindness leads me to repentance.

His love binds my wandering heart to Him.

No, my sister, I didn’t deserve and I still don’t, and I felt like pulling away because yes, I am wretched.

But He saw it all.

He saw it all.

 

He not only saw mankind’s rebellion, but He saw mine.

And He sent His son.

And He saw mankind and me reconciled to Him.

And He saw the Kingdom come; He saw mankind and me dancing in the light of Heaven.

And He said that it is good.

 

So, no, your sins aren’t too great.

No, your distance isn’t too far.

No, your wretchedness isn’t too much.

No, my sweet sister, you are not lost or forgotten or forsaken.

 

He saw it all. He knows you.

And at the same time, there’s so much more to it than just you.

 

Your crimson stains don’t stop with you.. they spread across all of mankind. Your sweet Jesus is my sweet Jesus, and if He loves me then He loves you.

And if He loves us, He loves all.

Don’t diminish the light of the cross by thinking your darkness is too strong.

My sister, because if yours is, then mine is.

But that’s not the Gospel.

 

He saw it all.

He knows us.

He knew who we are before we were ourselves.

He knew our sins before we sinned.

But our rebellion, our sins are not the focal point of the story.

Oh, it’s a grand story and may we not dwell in the one chapter of our darkness.

The story goes like this:

 

Our God saw creation.

He saw us fall away.

He saw His beloved coming to die for us.

He saw us beautifully reconciled with Him.

He saw us go to the ends of the earths telling of the Gospel.

He saw the Kingdom come.

He saw us, His beloved the whole time, living perfect and whole lives in His Kingdom of Heaven, in our true home.

And He saw that it was good.

It is so good.

 

May we understand that our darkness is but a spot in the darkness of humanity and may we rejoice that the story does not stop there, it goes on to tell of our sweet Jesus and the Kingdom come.

The power of the Gospel is infinite and brilliant and strong infinitely beyond my personal story.

Yet, there’s a sweetness and a humility and gentleness that makes it intimately for me.

Our sins are not too big.

My sins aren’t too big.

 

So, if you are in a spiritual crisis. If you are hesitant to come before the King because of your sins. If you are surrounded by darkness. If you are feeling wretched and beyond the means of salvation.

Hear me, dear sister:

There’s a grand ending to His story, to your story.

Take heart, have faith in the Love that surrounds you and pursues you. He saw it all; He said it’s good.

 

May we be in reverent awe of His story, and deep wonder that it’s ours, too.

May we understand that He saw it all, all of mankind and all of me.

And may we press into the great, the grand might that our King is.

 

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 23:6

 

With much, much love. And a heart resting in His faithfulness. –Melissa

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6 thoughts on “He Saw It All

  1. Melissa, Thank you so much for this reminder of God’s omnipotence. I love your blog and I appreciate how you keep it real. God has given you such a talent for speaking into the hearts of women through your writing! Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

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  2. Sister
    I’ve been in love with you blog since you wrote about “I want Jesus, but I also want a husband, kids, house post” you are a true inspiration lady and a breath of fresh air. Never stop doing his work, you are set apart and have a way with words. I think you are going to do big things for the kingdom.
    Sister in Christ
    Casey

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    1. Casey,
      AWH this made me so happy!! Thank you. So much. Needed this and so appreciative. So glad that you have been liking the posts…. and please keep shining that bright light for Jesus! It’s shining even and especially through this comment. Much love to you, my friend!

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  3. Melissa
    This was so beautiful and so needed. Thank you so much for sharing – I’ve been forgetting that God loves me no matter how sinful I think I am. Nothing is EVER too big for God to forgive – He is so much more than my sin.

    Keep doing God’s will, Melissa. I love your heart for Christ and the Gospel. It’s so powerful.

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    1. Angel,
      I am so glad that the post touched your heart! Yes- God’s love is unconditional….. it will never grow nor diminish because of something you do! He loves you because you are in Christ…. and Christ has made us pure white. Beautiful! Thank you for your kind words, my friend! Much love.

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