Yeah, I know that is a kind of cheesy title...but sometimes I feel kinda cheesy, ya know?
Anyway, today, I started going through The Story of Hope. It has been such a blessing for me to revisit all of these familiar stories and to be able to look at them with a fresh eye and perspective. Perhaps what stood out to me the most in examining the creation was the relational God who formed us from the dust. He was wiling to take the time to shape and form us, to know us. Not only that, He breathed life into us-literally!
How comforting to know that God is not distant, but rather a hands-on, invested God. A God who created us and loves us and cherishes his creation. In sharing this story, I was reminded of the relationship of creator and creation-particularly through the eyes of my children.
While playing with play-doh, Grahame had created a long, thin snake. Ethne was also creating snakes, but realized she did not have enough play-doh to make the snake as long as she wanted-so naturally, she reached over and grabbed the snake Grahame had just finished lovingly sculpting and smashed it into her own mound. As you can imagine, this upset Grahame terribly and he let out a pained cry. That snake that he had made was more than just a piece of play-doh, it was his creation and he loved it. How much more does our Heavenly Father love us and desire the best for us!
God loves the people of England and desires to be reunited with them-that is why we are so eager to get there and share His love with the people there. What an awesome God we serve!