4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Hebrews 3:4
A couple that my wife and I are very close to built a house a few summers ago. They made more choices during the entire process than they cared to. They picked out the color and pattern of the wood floors, the colors of the walls, the windows and even the type of knobs for their cabinets.
Have you ever built something? My wife loves shopping at Ikea and I enjoy the cheap stuff, but I hate putting it together. I’m horrible at building things or doing anything mechanical and I appreciate the people who are willing to be patient as they try to teach me, or even better, to do the task for me. Building things is definitely not a talent that I have been blessed with.
As a small child I remember hearing that God created me. I remember imagining God in a garage with parts that he used to combine to form me. Now that I’m older and my view has slightly changed as to how we’re made, I am more amazed. The fact that God creates us and knows us while we’re in our mother’s womb amazes me. My daughter could be born any day and it amazes me to think that God has created in her a personality. He’s created in her favorite tastes, smells, sights and sounds. He’s created in her a brain that is going to help her make decisions that are major decisions in her life. Who she’ll marry. What career she’ll choose. And what college to go to.
Knowing that God created my daughter…knowing that He created me…and…Knowing that He created YOU should change the way we see ourselves. It isn’t like we have “Made by God” stamped on the bottom of our foot, but we are created in His image. When we find ourselves putting others before ourselves. When we find ourselves making choices that honor God. And when we humble ourselves…we see the results of being made by Him.
You…my friend…have been made by God.