God sees all humanity from the perspective of Jesus’ cross.
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“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”
Genesis 1:31a English Standard Version
I have different lenses for my camera and each lens serves a different purpose. I use some of my lenses up close and personal, with others I step back and see the big picture. Both of these types of lenses are important.
The wide-angle lens gives me the ability to step back and put creation into perspective, especially when you stitch three of those pictures together in a panorama like this picture of Pikes Peak.
God stepped back from creation and with a wide-angle lens looked at everything he had called into existence. And from that vantage point, God declared everything he made as very good.
God steps back and declares the universe with its unnumbered galaxies good.
God steps back and declares our solar system good,
God steps back and declares his creatures good.
This wide-angle is also God’s perspective from the cross. Through the cross God steps back and declares forgiveness for all people. There is no person who stands outside of God’s view of grace, and that includes you and me.
And once again, through the mercy of God in Christ, we hear God say, “it is very good.”
Copyright Douglas P Brauner