This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Timothy 1:9b
We keep forgetting that God much longer than we have, to put it gently. So the Holy Trinity had plans for the Son all along. This is all mind boggling to me. Before time existed. It’s all so surreal. We only think of the here and now. We think of today, next week, maybe even next year. Our memories fade when we search them for 20 or 30 years ago.
But God has an eternal perspective.
What does that mean for us in 2018?
It means we are no longer under the law. It means we are free from the ravages of sin. It means we are called to live this holy life. And of course it means that the God of time is still watching out over us. Every day, and in every conceivable way.