Our Creator God is the perfect architect. He has a flawless blueprint for all of life–from a small plant growing in sunlight to a small child becoming a grown adult. These physiological systems are His handiwork, but WE, who we are, our souls, individually and as a group, WE are His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). So, what is the blueprint for us?
Well, the plan for us seems mysterious at first since personal growth and relationsips are not quite as visible as watching a plant bloom in a sunny window, but the good news is, “God has revealed to us His mysterious plan” (Ephesians 1:9). So, we really should not worry that we will not be able to understand it. In fact, Paul said he wanted us to have “complete confidence” that we DO “understand God’s mysterious plan” (Colossians 2:2). We can confidently understand the plan Almighty God has for life because it is simple; the mysterious plan IS Christ himself (Colossians 2:2).
Of course, we are not suddenly omniscient (all-knowing) like the Lord, but we through Jesus Christ, have all the understanding we need. The plan of Life is answered with that one name. It’s no wonder why Jesus liked to keep things simple, why He used farming concepts to create parables, or why He was just silent at times.
Colossians continues to explain why Christ is God’s plan: “Let your roots grow down into [Christ], and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Grace Baptist Church of Seneca, South Carolina uses this concept as our mission, “Sow. Grow. Spread.” The purpose of this blog is to maintain that goal and to keep our ambitions as simple and clean-cut as Christ kept His.
May this new blog reach your mind and heart purely and simply, in Jesus’ name.