What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him? Psalm 8:4
Why will an Infinite Being be interested and concerned with a finite being’s welfare?
Why will the Creator be intimately concerned for the wellbeing of his creation…even a rebel from His order?
What is the mystery of Deity’s passion for man?
Why does Deity seem to have a vested interest in the success of man…an interest Deity is willing to suffer for…yea, stake his brow with thorns for…in order to make real?
I believe the mystery is unveiled in Christ.
For it is Ephesians that reveals to us a glimpse of the original eternal agenda.
Ephesians 1:9-10: Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—even in Him.
We see unveiled here, the grand eternal agenda of God; which was to gather all things in a man…even Himself! This is the mystery that was hidden in the seventh day rest of the Sabbath…which we see fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ-King of Kings. Lord of Lords. The only one God. The firstborn of the Dead. The Second man! Selah.
Against this backdrop, it is plainly revealed the interest Deity has in man….the background to the relentless love and intrusions of divinity into the realm and affairs of man become much more clearly understood.
The man in Christ has always been the objective. The original idea was of the divine-man…the being fully divine and fully man. Walking the earth. Ruling from its heaven. In constant communion with Deity…a befitting companion for fellowship with the Divine mind….a befitting helper for the execution of Deity’s agenda in the eternal ages to come.
Therefore Deity has “crowned him with glory and honor…and has made him to have dominion over the works of creation; with all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas.”
Glory to God!