Monday, December 24, 2012

When God Sighed

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

The word, "repented" here implies that God breathed a deep, sorrowful sigh that He had made man.

The omniscient Creator knew what centuries of sinful ugliness at its despicable worst would do to dislodge the fellowship of man from his Maker.

In a ponderous moment, He regretted that His pure act of creation that brought a sigh of "that's good!" has been so marred by free-will's rebellion.

Yet, grace was given even then as His servant Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and the world was spared and saved by one man's faith.

Here, on the eve of advent, in another age where sin is just as rampant, we think of another man's work which spared and saved the world of those which would believe. Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. I can only imagine that, as His Son hung on a cross, God sighed again and contemplated the cost of redeeming His creation.

"And the Word became flesh, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."  Jn 1:14

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