I was there when He set the heavens in place,
When He marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
When He established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
When He gave the sea it’s boundary so it’s waters would not overstep it’s command and when He marked out the foundations of the earth.
Then I was constantly at His side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in His presence.
Rejoicing in His whole world and delighting in Mankind. Proverbs 8:27-31
This beautiful passage is speaking about wisdom, but I think it’s also referring to Jesus. The Bible tells us that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John1:1). That Word was Jesus.
“I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in His presence. Rejoicing In His whole world and delighting in mankind.” Proverbs 8:30-31
Think about it! Jesus was there and was thrilled to watch God create this world and even more excited about mankind. That’s us!
Did Jesus know then how evil we would become? How we would abuse the incredible gift of free will that God was imparting to us? Did He know that one day he would have to come and horribly suffer and die to redeem us?
Yes he did indeed! Yet he was still excited to see us come into being.
At one point man became so evil that God had to practically wipe us off the face of the earth and start over. The Bible says that he even regretted making man. But thankfully, God is not a quitter, and he saved a remnant and started over, giving us one more chance at life.
His patience with us throughout our days has been remarkable and His overwhelming mercy and grace has spared us from extinction for thousands of years.
Presently, Jesus is anxiously waiting for God to give Him the nod to come and get everyone who has accepted his sacrifice of love and made him Lord over their life. We can all look forward to that soon coming day when He will take us home to the place he has been preparing for us to live forever with him!
Now that’s exciting!
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions never fail. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23