Wednesday, September 24, 2014

~ "In his image..."

"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."  (Ps 139: 13-14)

God created our mind, our hearts - he created us from the inside out, in the safety and comfort of our mother's womb.  We are complex and well-made.  His workmanship is miraculously perfect!!! A flawless creation by a master craftsman, made in his image and for his purpose!

Having given birth to four children, I can remember holding each of them and admiring their perfect form.  The shape of their head, their little eyes staring up at me, those tiny little fingers wrapping themselves around one of mine, their soft, uncalloused feet that were of God's perfect creations!

As we grow, we become less dependent on our mothers and more independent in our own right.  We go from needing to be nursed to fixing ourselves a meal.  We gain control over our muscles and learn to walk and talk.  But no matter how old we get, our mother still sees the little baby she held in her arms the very first time.  It's a "parent" thing.

Our creator, our Heavenly Father, still sees us in the same way - he sees a child of his, one he's created and he loves us.  He will never walk away from us.  Regardless of what we may do that displeases him, he loves us.  He sent salvation to us in the form of a child.  Like us, that child grew and became a man.  The difference is that this particular child did not displease him, ever!  He never once sinned against his father, yet he paid the price for each and every sin ever committed.  His life was relatively short compared to the average life span, yet in those 33 years, he managed to teach, to love, to live and to give of himself to every soul he encountered.  He has given to those who came before him and those who continue to come after him.  He's set the bar for us.  Can you meet it???