That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away. (Ecclesiastes 3:15 ESV)
I had this random thought yesterday about the future. The future is before us. Always within our grasp. We live into every second of it by making it our present and thereafter it becomes our past. All three, the future, present and past happening simultaneously.
God, in His immense wisdom, altered the future, space and time when Jesus became part of humanity, died on the Cross and was resurrected. Yet, He does not hinder or alter us unless in our hearts we ask Him to do so.
The future unfolds before us with every step…with every decision…every choice. It unfolds with or without our intent for life and living because that is the way of eternity. The beautiful thing about the future is that God already knows it and He is ever present in it.
The future, which God desires for us all, is always in our midst. That future is the kingdom of God, which is here now if we are willing to take hold of it and allow it to take hold of us. What an amazing thing that God is at every unfolding of our future. In His future there is redemption and reconciliation. That future is present now.
Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is! ‘ or, ‘There it is! ‘ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Luke 17:20-21 NASB)