I was reminded recently how the Bible is one story with many smaller stories, or vignettes, throughout. The story is about the redemption of mankind. Redemption from sin, and restoration to God. We see this happening in the book of Genesis, where the very end of the book points us back to the beginning. “…Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge fo good and evil you shall not eat for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17). Then in the very last chapter, Joseph tells his brothers, “…you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20).
In the garden of Eden they wanted to know evil and have their own way, their own definitions, and isn’t that still us today? By the end of Genesis, we see what God does. He takes our evil intentions and turns them around for good. He takes human mess-ups and disasters and weaves them into His master plan. Are you struggling to make sense of the world around you? Are you dealing with regret? Remember Christian, He takes what was meant for evil and turns it around for good. Trust Him.
-Joey Alcala, Assistant Pastor