Behind the Scenes
It would have been interesting for an outsider to see what took place ‘behind the scenes’ while I created the initial homepage for this site. Not long after that, my mom and I worked together to create our new blog! My mom had experience from blogging several years ago, but wow, I was behind some sort of curve! I watched many YouTube videos for creating a website and blog on Wix’s platform. These helped, but there’s nothing quite like experience! My mom and I live in different states, and we called each other at the beginning and sought what in the world to do to figure out A, B, or C! She quickly mastered blogging formatting. Yikes, behind the scenes, I’m still running a bit awkwardly! I did recently practice on a test draft, and I hoped and hoped that I did not accidentally push ‘publish’!
Neatly enough, though, God is not in any bit of confusion while working behind the scenes! We learn that at the very beginning of time (in Genesis 1:1), God created heaven and earth. There were no spectators of God’s wonderful act of creation. He did most of the creating before He even made human form on day 6. You cannot get more behind the scenes than that!
What God did at creation was powerful! Jeremiah declared it in when he wrote:
Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17, NKJV)
Isaiah 40 delves into the fact that NOBODY is God’s equal! In verse 26, we are encouraged to lift up our eyes and see what God did at creation!
I think the One who created everything has the right to continue working behind the scenes and making His wise plans. Let us be wise in how we consider God’s workings in our life. Let us briefly look at Romans 9. In the context of this chapter, Paul is writing about God’s plan regarding Israel, and we want to consider this chapter in that context. However, there is an important principle to consider: Let God do His thing, and we certainly should not question Him!
But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” (Romans 9:20, NKJV)
Let’s take our hands off trying to figure out everything that happens on our road. We were never promised to understand all that God does. We have only been commanded to trust and acknowledge Him in all of our ways (Proverbs 3:5-6).
In my follow-up blog post, I will dive more into Isaiah 40. I will write about what our Creator God graciously does for us!