In my last post I talked about how this season of Lent reminds us that we have nothing but God. That nothingness brings both fear and hope. Our fear lies in our nakedness before God. What we've done, what we've accomplished means nothing. God sees us as we are.
Yet, God is not bound by time. He sees us as we were, are, and shall be. Because in that nothingness we have hope. It is a hope found in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In that hope we know we are resurrected. In that hope we know that we are broken, but also redeemed. Through Jesus God sees us as he intended, fully human in relationship with him.
Out of the nothingness God fashion the possible. We are stripped naked, so we can start anew. With God we are not constrained by what we possess. With God our past is not our destiny.