The personal touch

December 15, 2007 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Christianity, Creation | Leave a comment

michelangelo-finger-of-god-lg.jpgThis is the time of year when we scramble to finish our Christmas shopping list.  Some people just buy something to give while others agonize over “the right” gift.  They say it’s “the thought that counts,” but it’s always nice to give a gift that has that “personal touch.”

In Genesis 1, we learn that God created the world and all that was in it.  He SPOKE the world into existence.  With just a word, God’s vision became reality.  How amazing! 

But there was something different about how God created man:

The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.   Genesis 2:7

God seemed to add a more personal touch when He created man.  He formed Him and breathed life into Him.

I’ve heard people say that they believe there is a God, but they don’t believe that God is involved in their daily lives.  Their belief is of a God who set things into motion and then sits back to see what happens…kind of like watching TV.  But I believe that God is very involved in our creation and our daily life.  I believe He adds His personal touch to each of us from the beginning:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.   Psalm 139:13

Dave Ramsey (in his Financial Peace video) said he could picture God with knitting needles knitting together the strains of DNA to form each and everyone of us.  Now I’m sure God isn’t really knitting babies all day, but I believe the idea that He is personally involved in our creation is in line with Scripture:

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
       We are the clay, you are the potter;
       we are all the work of your hand.
     Isaiah 64:8

So what?  If God has put His personal touch on you, then you are not an accident.  God has a plan for your creation and you can take comfort in the fact that He can use you.   We are not cookie cutter people who all fit one mold…we are unique individuals formed with a specific design and purpose in mind.  What has God created you to do? 

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