When the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, it was as if Jesus Himself took one huge step down into the opening of time that His Father had allotted for Him. Before the foundations of the world, Father God had purposed a specific doorway in history for Jesus to walk through, and fulfill His commission on earth as Savior of the world. When Christ’s granted time was completed, He died on that Cross, rose again and proceeded back to the Father.
His mark was made.
His job was done.
His impression was left.
One of His last prayers before going to the Cross included, “Father, I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.”
I often think it is no different for us God girls today. According to Psalm 139, God saw us before we were born and all of the days that were ordained for us were written in His book before there was yet one of them.
Sounds to me like each of us has been granted, as Jesus was, an open window in time. A pre-ordained measure of life moments that had been planned for us before we took our first breath. Seems like we each have been giving the gift of life to fulfill specific God-ordered individual plans that somehow will fit into the bigger scheme of our earth’s history. Seems like.
Bearing this truth in mind, we want to be found at the end of our life…looking and acting like Jesus.
Having made our mark.
Having done our job.
Having left our impression.
In the end, we want to be able to look back on our years and then confidentially speak out of our mouths Christ’s very words;
“Father, I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given me to do.”
We are here for a reason and only for a time.
The expanse has opened and then it will close.
There will be no going back. No second chances.
We all have one shot at making this trip count.
One opportunity to do it His way.
One life to live for Jesus.