I first came face to face with a reverse clock at an artsy tea place here in Davao when I came home in July. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the clock and I haven’t dropped by the tea place again yet, but for those who don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, here’s something I got online:
“How very interesting that that simple gadget tells customers of a present truth (the time at whatever point they would look at the clock) in a very unconventional manner. How very ingenious,” I thought to myself then.
I had the same thought when I read Jeremiah 31:3.
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love…”
– Jeremiah 31:3
How very interesting that the declaration of a present truth (His love, at whatever point His people would come to hear of and experience it) should be done in a very unconventional manner.
The Lord, in His greatness and majesty and sovereignty, appeared to a people so wicked and flawed and disobedient and prideful (this can go on and on) to tell of a love that was, is, and will always be.
Fast forward to hundreds of years later…
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…
– John 1:14
How very interesting that the declaration of a present truth then was also a declaration of a truth that, while unbound by time, used time to its advantage so that it’s fulfillment would become the greatest love story ever told!
And yes, He does things in a very unconventional manner! Talk about genuine ingenuity! 😉