When we think of the vastness of God’s power stretching from history to history, and eternity to eternity it can leave one with an awe-inspired feeling. As I read through the Word I am always left in amazement the strategy and planning God did to bring certain events into place, including our salvation.
When God first called Abraham out to establish a people for Himself through him, God did not rest in the satisfaction of just having one people or nation as His. He wanted it all. He wanted the world.
Isaiah 49:6 tells us, “It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.” Instead of the words “light thing,” the New King James Version says, “It is too small a thing” which means the same thing but shows us a deeper level of God’s plan and His heart. It wasn’t enough for God to be content with the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, to touch and affect the lives of a single race or family. God wanted more!
God’s thinking for salvation was too big in scope and depth for His heart to settle for reaping the souls of just a single kindred or nationality of folk. As far as His love (which can never be measured by human standards) reaches – that’s how far He wants to grab a hold of people and love them as His own. He couldn’t rest with just saving some, but He wanted the sum of humanity to have a chance to experience this awesome deliverance.
God always wanted more. His intention was that all the families of the earth be exposed to this offer of salvation (see Genesis 12:1-3). I don’t know about you but I’m glad God wasn’t satisfied with “some.” In His high degree of love for people, His thinking was bigger. Because of that, everyone has the opportunity to be in the “sum” of the saved; to be a part of that heavenly number if they will answer His call.
You, my friends, are the “more” that God has always wanted. You were always in God’s plan. You were always on God’s mind from the beginning. You have always mattered to God and He wants you in that heavenly number.