Say for instance in 10 years you will meet a person and they will become your best friend. You don't even know this will happen. You don't know who it is. Your new best friend of down the road will of course have a birthday and when you meet this person in 10 years you will want to give him/her a gift. Would you start searching diligently NOW for that gift? Will you go out today and spend hours shopping and be consumed with finding the perfect gift? Of course we wouldn't do all that. BUT there is ONE that has done exact that for you!
You see, Jesus did that. I Peter 1:10, of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you. That grace that "should" come unto you." Along time before "our" time, Jesus agreed with his father in heaven to carry out grace upon the earth through death on a cross, and make a "gift of grace" towards all those sinners that would live in the future, not born, not existing on the earth, but to be redeemed with the precious blood of Christ as a lamb without blemish and with our spot, who verily was forordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in the last times for YOU! He planned and bought you a grace gift way in advance! Praise God for his kindness to think of me/us along time ago. Happy Birthday to us from HIM. What a beautiful gift he prepared for us far in advance!