Have you made long range plans? How far out have you planned? Five years? Ten years? Have you been part of a planning team to make plans for a business? The larger the team or corporation, the more complicated those plans become, don’t they?
If a company is going to last, they must plan ahead. Most companies have multiple plans—short range, mid-range, and long range. The plans support the goals of the company. Large companies will have high level goals for the overall company, while the plans supporting those goals become more detailed at the smaller business unit levels of the company.
Would you be surprised to hear God had a plan? He did and does. His plan has been in effect since before time began and is still effective. Can you imagine a plan that has been implemented for thousands of years? God’s plan is the most important plan of all. His plan is to save as many people as possible, granting them eternal life with Him.
Unlike our human plans, God’s plan doesn’t depend on our being good at our jobs. It depends on God’s grace. God’s grace existed before time. Our salvation existed before time. It came to fruition when Jesus came to reveal God’s ultimate purpose. The only requirement on our part is to put our faith and trust in God.
Upon our acceptance of God’s grace, we cross over from death into life. This may be a hard concept for us to understand, but it is describing an eternal state of being. You see, without God we are doomed to an eternal death. With His grace, we are granted eternal life.
What is the definition of death and life? Death is being separated from God. Life is being with God. Simple. Perhaps that is why God’s plan has lasted for thousands of years. It is a simple plan that anyone can understand. On the other hand, perhaps its simplicity is what makes some believe it can’t be true. We make things far more complicated than they need to be.
I pray we all accept the simplicity of God’s plan. I pray we put our trust in God’s simple plan. I pray each one of us chooses to accept God’s grace by putting our faith in Him. Accept God’s plan. Accept God’s grace. Put your faith in Him. Trust Him. Cross over from death to life.
2 Timothy 1:9-10 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.