This morning as I was beginning work I happened to look up from the computer screen and noticed a bright yellow Goldfinch Bird right outside the window! If the window had been opened I could have reached out and pet it! Sadly by the time I got to my camera, the bird flew away!
But this small very bright bird reminded me of a few things…
1) I almost needed sunglasses he was so bright.
2) My Great-Grandma LOVED birds and we are SO blessed where we live now. We see such a wide variety of birds. Male and Female Cardinals, Hummingbirds in abundance, robins, Blue Jays, and a couple of different woodpeckers.
3) “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
Did you catch the last part of that verse? “…All things were created through Him and for Him.” God finds joy through His creation. It was created by Him for Him. And that, my friends, means that you were created for Him…He created you and He loves you just as you are. He carefully crafted you to be the special person that you are.
I think that so often we forget that we are created by a loving artist. I love this particular definition of the word artist, “A person skilled at a particular task or occupation.” (Google definitions). God is skilled at creating. He crafted the world around us and the history of old. He is skilled at redeeming His broken humanity. He knew that it wasn’t possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away our sin (Hebrews 10:4). But He loved us too much to leave us in our mess. He knew that we needed and longed for a way out of the mess, something better. So, He sent His Son, His only Son, into this messed up world to show us what serving God looks like. And he ultimately became the perfect sacrifice that we needed…Jesus dying once and for all (Romans 6:10) giving us the gift of Eternal life with the One who created us and gives us each and every perfect gift (James 1:17).
Until next time,