A Drill Bit and Calvary
When a man goes to the hardware store to buy a “drill bit,” he does not actually want the drill bit. What he really wants is a “hole.” That is why he buys the drill bit. The drill bit is the means of getting what he really wants.
In the same way, God came to the earth not primarily because He wanted to die for our sins…but because He wants an “intimate relationship” with us. But in order to have the “fellowship” He must take care of the problem that has separated people from Him—which is sin (Isaiah 59:1-2).
It is important to understand that salvation from sin is not primarily what God had in mind for mankind. The main thing God has always wanted was “fellowship” with His creation. Salvation through Christ is the means by which that “fellowship” is possible.This is what the book of Revelation emphasizes. The book of Revelation ends with “the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, God Himself will be with them and be their God” (Rev. 21:3, 22-23).
A “loving relationship” with His creation is what He has always wanted and coming to the earth to suffer and die is the length He would go to in order to get and maintain that “intimate relationship.” Creating the human race and putting them in the “garden of Eden” did not accomplish what His heart really desired, so He came Himself to the “garden of Gethsemane” in order to win our hearts and cause us to love Him like Adam and Eve should have loved Him in the beginning. He went to “Calvary” to “draw” (not drag or drive, but draw) all men to Himself. Christ allowed Himself to be “drilled” on earth because God wanted to “hold” His creation in an intimate loving relationship forever in Heaven.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth will DRAW all peoples to ME. This He said, signifying what death He would die (John 12:32-33).
We love him BECAUSE He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Thank God for Jesus! (2 Cor. 9:15).