This week, I’ve been reading the first 2 chapters of the Book of Genesis as I prepare for a material of an upcoming event about life’s purpose. I just want to once again be refreshed and reminded of God’s design for man and there’s not better way to do that than to start on the creation of man.
As I was reflecting on the 2 chapters this week, (I’m really having a hard time describing what I felt, words can’t define) I was actually speechless, I got teary-eyed and just so amazed of who God is. I’ve read Genesis so many times but this week, God just really made my heart grew more for Him.
A human mind can never grasp the depth of God’s love even if He created us to be above all His other creations. God’s love can never be fathomed. His pleasure in us can never be defined. His longing for us can never be explained. The relationship of the Creator to His creation is very important to Him that we never even bother to understand or even realize.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen 1:27)
“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Gen 2:7)
“Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.” (Gen 2:8-9)
These verses reminded me not of who I am in the eyes of God but of who God is and that even in the passing of time, the way God sees us has never changed. Who God is never changed and will never will.
Our life was never about us since the beginning. It has always been about God that’s why He created us. But God made sure we will be His very important masterpiece. He designed us in His own image. He breathed to us the breath of life. He planted a garden for us. He made trees that were pleasing and good for food. And importantly, we are a creation that God allowed to make choices. Can an apple tree choose to bear an orange fruit? Can a dog choose to fly than run? But God never forced us unto Him. He gave us a choice. (You tell me an inventor who gave his invention the freedom to its own will?) Because that’s what a relationship is. Because that’s what God wants from us. For us to choose Him over anything else.
In all our busyness in this life, it’s always a good start of our day to day to ask our selves – WHAT AM I LIVING FOR? Why should I love my family more even if they cause me pain sometimes? Why should I love my enemies too? Why should I give my best at work even if I don’t feel like doing it? Why should I choose to stay quiet even if I’m so angry?
When we truly realize and understand that this life is never about us, then, we will feel the true sense of freedom from putting pressure on ourselves that we have to become this somebody, when actually all God wants is for us to be His child.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?” (Matt 6:30-33 The Message)
To my Creator and Father- Thank YOU. Unto You God be the glory forever!