Before the Foundation of the World


Thinking about God's Eternal Purpose has me thinking deep thoughts. Like thinking about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit in eternity past existing without anything else, being totally content and blissfully happy in present company. Jesus is speaking directly to the Father in John 17: 24 when He says, "Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world." What would that have looked like, if we could see? Certainly NOT like this painting, but still, the painting reflects my thoughts that I think while my head is exploding. (Because did you SEE in that verse, that Jesus wants us there in that circle with him and the Father?!)

It has occurred to me that God is Light, and that light is made of three primary colors, from which all other colors are made. My concept is a fiery interaction of three equal primary colors.

Because Jesus wants us to be included in the circle with Him, the Father and the Holy Spirit, there was also a plan put in place before the foundation of the world. Thus the cross in the center, an ugly wooden structure juxtaposed against pure colors. And the shattered glass, the broken body. This is what it would take to bring us back in to God's Eternal Purpose. The "stitches" represent God knitting the plan together.

This Holy Week of 2020 I'm in awe of the fact that He did it! Easter is celebrating a mission accomplished that was planned Before the Foundation of the World. Because of The Plan, I will someday be where they are, and see The Glory.