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Creation (4)

15 February 2021
‘All things made of flesh are not the same.’

The Bible says, ‘All things made of flesh are not the same. People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds have another, and fish have another.’ When we think about the enormous variety of creatures that live on earth, it gives us an insight into God’s creativity. Psalm 104:24 says, ‘How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures’ (NIV). And He infused us with creativity too: ‘The Lord has given them the skill to do all kinds of work. They are able to cut designs in metal and stone. They can plan and sew designs in fine linen with the blue, purple, and red thread. And they are also able to weave things’ (Exodus 35:35 NCV). When God created us, He made us ‘in his own image’ (Genesis 1:27 NIV). No other part of God’s creation on earth can claim that. We’re set apart as His children, and He has redeemed us, has a special purpose for us, and loves us so much that when we die, He wants to take us to heaven to be with Him forever. But while we’re still on earth, He wants us to use all the skills and creativity He’s blessed us with to further His kingdom and demonstrate His glory and power: ‘God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance to live our lives doing’ (Ephesians 2:10 NCV). Every day, let’s do our best to reflect God to those around us, remind them of the beauty of His creation, and show His creativity and power.

What Now?

Take a walk and look out for things that reveal God’s creativity and power. Take photos of things you notice, then make up a scrapbook of the photos, explaining why you’ve chosen each one and what it reveals to you about God.

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