A little over a week ago I was put in a terrible situation. I hated it and I’ve hated it ever since. I don’t understand why it happened and I just want it to make sense. However, no explanation will work and no answer will be good enough. For me I guess you could say that I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. If I could go back and do things differently, I definitely would. I would be in a different place at that time. Isn’t that just like us? We cannot see the big picture, we cannot see tomorrow, or a week from now, or a month down the road, but we say things like, “If I could go back and change it, I would.” But what makes us feel that if we cannot see the future, we should somehow be qualified to change the past? What if we had the power, to go back and change things, what if we could, during the span of our lives, go back in time and change three things? Would that be enough? Would we want to change 5 things or 10 or get a new quota every decade? How would it work?
There are reasons why we are here in time and space and why God is not. Time and space are not barriers to Him. Not only does he know all about yesterday, he can see tomorrow and not only can he see tomorrow, HE’S ALREADY LIVING IN TOMORROW. Wow, thinking about that too much could make your brain hurt.
One of my favorite all time 80’s movies is “Back to the Future”. Marty gets into his DeLorean and with the help of Doc Brown, travels through time and space. He meets his parents in high school and inadvertently attracts his young teenage mother to him. YIKES – can we say awkward? At a few different points in the “Back to the Future” trilogy Marty has to be careful not to bump into himself-surreal, Michael J. Fox, surreal.
Well, God does not need a DeLorean, or Science Fiction, or quirky Christopher Lloyd playing Doc Brown, He can just move through time and space. He also doesn’t have to worry about bumping into Himself – that could be weird since He’s everywhere. I get a mental picture of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit asking one another to mind their own personal space – hard to do when you’re three in one. He can see your future and He’s already in your future and He knows how He’s going to make the bad things, the hurtful things and the sins of your past work in your future. He is holding your tears. He is healing your hurts. He is forgiving your sins. He is taking the tattered pieces of your past and he is weaving them into a beautiful masterpiece – HIS MASTERPIECE. Child of God, you are loved by Him more than you can ever imagine and He knows how to take those “would change it if I could” times and make them something of beauty.