If we could see into the future, what would we change?
Would we make better choices about what we eat if we KNEW we were going to get fat, or have a heart attack?
Would we try harder at work, if we KNEW that go-getter would be promoted earlier? Would we worry more? Worry less?
Part of the future we do KNOW. As believers in God and his inerrant word, we can see our world is not the final destination. We know because we’ve been promised a home with Him. We are Heirs/His children.
“And if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him,” Romans 8:17(NASB).
We’re created in His image to fulfill His purpose. His purpose of Love, Mercy, Grace, and Glory.
“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them,” Genesis 1:27 (NASB).
Have you ever stopped to wonder what a caterpillar would think – if he KNEW what he was destined to become? Every monarch caterpillar is “made in the image” of a monarch butterfly. But, there’s growth, there’s a burial, there’s a resurrection. Not from the dead, but from the pupae.
The next time I begin to worry about what I will face in the future, I’m going to think about the humble, lowly caterpillar. Then, I’m going to reflect on the glorious future which awaits.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope,” Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB).
Ponder this – what if the caterpillar knew her destiny?