Friday, January 16, 2009

Mysterious Life

“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:3). What an amazing thing to ponder.

If you are like me, you may have said more than once, “I don’t get it. Why did this happen? What went wrong?” Or maybe you were completely taken by surprise by the positive way things turned out. We often plan for life to go a certain way but find ourselves involved in a completely different circumstance than we planned. This verse explains why this happens. Our lives are hidden in Christ. We do not understand what is happening, but that certainly doesn’t mean he is mystified.

God told us plainly that whatever he decides will happen will come to pass (Isaiah 55:10-11; Job 42:2). On that great day, the Lord will reveal to us what he has been accomplishing in and through us all these years.