I Never Knew You
“If only The Godhead exists, then what am I?” You, dear Friend, are a blade of grass.
According to the New Mexico University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, a single blade of grass does have a limited life span, much like the leaves on a tree. The length of time a single blade persists depends on several factors. Shade or lack of shade, variety of grass, moisture conditions, and season of the year are a few things that affect the longevity of a blade of grass.
While there’s not a lot of hard data on grass blade lifespans, the general consensus is that most blades which grow from the “crown” of the main plant endure for at least one annual growing season, and may remain attached to the plant after they die for years.
In our natural course, you and I exist for a season, and then wither and fade.
“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.” – Psalms 103:15, 16
How many blades of grass do you believe exists on Earth?
Is God aware of each and every blade? Of course He is.
Does God KNOW every blade?
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but the one who does the Will of My Father Who is in Heaven. “On that Day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and do many mighty works in Your Name?’ “And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’” – Jesus Christ, Matthew 7:21-23
This is another of those paradoxes I mentioned earlier: since no one can exist without God’s express Will, how can God create a man or woman in His Own Image and Likeness and yet not KNOW them?
The answer is simple, and rests upon the Biblical definition of the word “know” in this particular context…
…you and I have read it in a novel or seen it in a movie; you may have even said it yourself to a friend or loved one: “I just don’t know you anymore.” The implication is that, over a period of weeks, months or years a person’s character has “decomposed” to the point that now they are capable of acts you wouldn’t imagine that they would do in their better nature. For this reason you can no longer identify with them as a person and you no longer believe that you have any common ground with them and have decided to sever your relationship with them once and for all.
So it is with God. God brought you out of your mother’s womb with a clean slate. Over the following weeks months and years He has presented you with countless open doors and opportunities to KNOW and IDENTIFY with Him…
What have you done with those opportunities?
When God looks at your character and the deeds it gave birth to, can He find ANYTHING that He can identify with?
When a soul opens his or her heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, God places in that heart a Seed that, though it may seem to be delicate and fragile, is more ancient than the stars and more firm than the roots of the mountains (1 John 3:9).
And as He commissioned Adam with the care of the Garden of Eden long ago, so He charges the soul with the care and nurture of that Seed.
If that soul is distracted from his | her task the Seed will not grow and will eventually be stolen.
If, however, that soul is faithful and the Seed grows and matures, the Seed will become a Tree of Life that will transform that soul into the Image and Likeness of its Creator–from the inside out.
That soul will become immortal, united with its Creator in ways that are beyond human language to describe.
And when Christ returns to the Earth, He will clothe that soul with a body befitting its character: a perfect, beautiful body that will shine with a brilliance and glory that will embarrass the Sun (Daniel 12:3).
If you’ve never received this Seed, dear Friend, it’s NEVER TOO LATE to ask.
If you have lost your Seed, dear Friend, it’s NEVER TOO LATE to pray for Its return.
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