God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
God knows the meaning of getting involved. He’s been involved with everything that has happened because he created earth, it’s waters, animals, plants and us. It is a hard idea to come to terms with for many people. This being who is all powerful, all knowing and always present has created us and knows all of history. He knew that Eve would disobey and that Adam would fall with her. As a parent we know that our children must fail and they must succeed on their own. What is the point of having children and not understanding the spontaneity they provide? An army of robots is not enjoyable. Knowing we would fail miserably God gave us the chance to earn our salvation. Have you ever allowed your child to accomplish something difficult because you knew they could do it with effort? That look on their face was magical when they found success. God wants that when it comes to our salvation.
Think about this for a moment. You have an employee who is always on time and always contributing to a meeting or email thread. They excel at their job and they look for ways to improve your business. That employee is fully involved in your company culture. They see that company as their work, family and their own business. God is like this but in so many ways more! He is there when you graduate Pre-K, elementary, middle, high school and college. He wants you to succeed in life and he is there when you’re having babies or burying loved ones. When you find joy over a child’s first steps or cry when a pet dies. He is fully involved in your life, ever detail he is aware (Hebrews 4:13). Our best and worst times are all accounted for. He knows when we succeed and celebrates that. He knows when we fail and is there to help us rise again. No employee is that dedicated.
Our Salvation = Getting Involved
If Jesus had never came where would we be? What if he had but he did not get involved with humanities struggles against the enemy? Thank God that did not happen. Instead He got involved with us and understood humanity from the human form. He died a physical death that He did not deserve and took with Him all of the sin that man had committed and would commit. We owe Him to get involved with others. Jesus didn’t shun the blind he healed them. He did not run from lepers and death. He confronted every difficulty and no matter how difficult it may have been he stayed involved and bled for our salvation. If you are a parent who is reading this, wouldn’t you do that for your kids? For any child? God isn’t selfish about who Jesus died for, He adopted all of us. We are eternally His children no matter our age, no matter our season.
Jesus paid a price we couldn’t ever come up with. Knowing that, knowing that it was God’s only Son, it isn’t hard to see how important our salvation is to God. Before Jesus man was damned. Didn’t matter who you were. God wanted to make us His once more but still give us the freedom of choice that He imbued in us. We, myself included since I’m just as guilty, have a tendency to not get involved with others who are hurting. It’s a fine situation that sometimes you’re going to stumble at, even with good intentions. Obviously forcing yourself in to someone’s life is not what I am talking about but it happens! If you know someone is hurting, reach out continually. Love on them even if they will only allow so from a distance. God works on hearts all the time and you never know when God is going to use your testimony to spark that fire in a dead heart.
Knowing all of this, how can you not get involved? It is impossible to not want to be.