Before the foundation of the world

Before the foundation of the world

Psalm 22:6,9 “I am…scorned by men and despised by the people…Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast.”

[You, Lord God, were with both David and Jesus in their physical conception, preparing the way to give them protection and guidance, to have them trust you.

As it says in Psalm 139: 16-17 “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place….Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

So, you have also been with us, watching over our development in the womb, preparing our parents, our upbringing, our education and every other detail in life, that we may serve you in unique and powerful ways.

What personal, intimate, deep concern you show in arranging even minute events of our lives, to develop our ability to join you in your great Plans.]

Psalm 22:10 “From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”

[Long before they are born, Lord, you know all who will respond to your invitation to be their God. In fact, before the creation of the world you saw who would believe (“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world…” Eph 1:1).

And on that basis, you prepared the way for those who would respond to the work of your Spirit: “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…” (Rom. 8:29). What a great privilege to be thus brought into your Kingdom by your love, mercy and grace, Lord Jesus.]

You, Lord Jesus are like this picture: strong like the tree, solid like the rock, beautiful like the flower, bountiful like the green leaves. Worthy of worship!

May be an image of scorpion grass