How long O’ Lord until we will see your promise ?
From Genesis we read; “God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.” (Gn 1: 31).
The beginning of rejecting our creator has always been an integral part of the human desire, seeking what was not his and taking from others what he never worked for.
Thus all became a triumph until sin entered his creation.
From Genesis we read; Then the Lord said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and all the wild creatures; , on your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head while you strike at his heel.” (Gn. 3: 14-15).
“To the woman he said; I will intensify the pangs of your childbering; in pain shall you bring forth children. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, and he shall be your master.” (Gn 3: 16).
“To the man he said; because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat, cursed be the ground because of you! In toil shall you eat its yield all the
days of your life. By the sweat of your face shall you get bread to eat, until you return to the ground from which you were taken: for you are dirt, and to dirt you shall return.” (Gn 3: 17, 19).
So the scenario of what the Lord created and found lacking was of course man’s continued ignominy towards him. When will these humans see the graciousness the Lord constantly hands down to us and yet awaits with patience for even one of them to turn and say forgive me for the manner in which we have rejected you?
Is it any wonder how quickly man accepts the gift of peacefulness and turns around looking for a way to seek pleasure and fortune while all the while ignoring him who gave us these very things? So quickly we forget the feast of the past and get lost as in a fog of confusion stumbling at each step while calling on God’s grace for help. Yet, that is exactly what the Lord desires, allowing each one to slip a little in order to answer our cry for help.
When we find ourselves in a quandary of confusion, as in a storm looking for shelter and finding none, our outlook becomes overcome with fear finally calling on our savior and praying for assistance.
Only through the cross of Jesus will our salvation from all the battles of life’s attacks find its way into our loneliness and misunderstanding of our own subjecton inherited from our first parents.
The question above asks when we shall see the promise of our Father, the simple answer is once we believe the purpose and action of the Crucifixion will we be able to understand the very dialogue God had with the serpent, Eve, and Adam. This theme set in motion God’s plan to share his life and love with mankind. Too often the attraction of life without the presence of God covers our ability to see through the eyes of faith and if not corrected will certainly become our downfall.
Looking at the current condition of the world crisis that promises only to deteriorate the ability to find the peace Jesus came to save by dying for our sins we shall plummet into a whirlwind of utter destruction. We must seek to change the obvious direction we are moving toward without the intercession of Christ.
Ralph B. Hathaway