|June 19, 2007|
The ‘Great Engineer’
by Jon Walker
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)
The God-adventure is a sweeping dance of redemption as he moves through history, coordinating circumstances and events in order to bring as many people as possible home to heaven.
Oswald Chambers calls God “the Great Engineer,” the one who keeps all things moving toward a purpose, a climax in history (which is his story). God’s tale is a tear-filled romance in which he pursues those he loves, regardless of whether they love him back. It’s a nail-biting drama in which he launches a rescue mission for his children, who are held in captivity, and he arrives in the perfectly planned nick of time.
In God’s story, his children follow him in faith, yet even the most faithful stumble and fail. But the story doesn’t end there! God redeems even the worst mistakes, making all things work together for the good of those he calls his own.
This is a story of majesty, power, and infinite grace – a story about a God who speaks the world into existence and sets the moon and the stars in place, yet who also cares for every detail of your life. God rescued you from captivity, and now he wants you to join him in other rescue missions, bringing more of his children – your brothers and sisters – home to the Father’s house.
Even now, you are part of God’s story, but he’s calling you – listen! – calling you to see and understand and live according to the scope and magnitude of his grand adventure.
· God, the Great Engineer – Your whole life has been a sweeping dance of redemption as God coordinated circumstances and events in order to bring you home to heaven. He’s kept all things in your life moving toward his purpose. How would you live differently if you truly, deeply – in faith – believed this is true?
· Jesus writes your story – Jesus is the author of your life story. Let him direct your life, guiding you on your mission, the work that God has given you. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the perfecter of your faith, “who for the joy set before him endured the cross and its shame and now sits at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)
· Realize how much is at stake – Let God show you that the world is so much bigger than your little backyard. In God’s adventure, you’ll be part of the great rescue mission that crisscrosses the planet. Through God’s adventure, you’ll experience real life – the way God intended for it to be.
· Question to consider: How will you tell the story of your life differently, now that you know you’re part of God’s great rescue mission?
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