Have you ever been at the point where you need to buy a “thing” – and you have a choice between a decent product that is mass-produced, or you have the option of a product that is handcrafted, usually by a craftsman that was passionate about creating whatever it was. It could be a tool, a musical instrument, or any number of things that are mass-produced, or lovingly created.
What makes that handcrafted product so special? I think one of the things that is attractive often is the heart with which a craftsman-made product. The craftsman wanted to create the thing. The craftsman actually visualized the characteristics of this thing before the first tool was applied to the material to shape the product. The craftsman knew what the end product would look like, feel like, and about every other characteristic that will make up the persona of this device.
That hit me like a ton of bricks about 5 minutes ago, and directed me to write this post.
I have loved Jesus for 30+ years, and I’ve never had a feeling of understanding like this moment.
This is what we are. We are 100% handcrafted by the God of the universe. I mean, think of this… God knew exactly what he wanted to make when he made us. He had a specific set of characteristics in mind before we ever existed in the flesh. Before the flesh, we existed fully in His heart.
Friends, we were WANTED.
The ultimate designer created us to fulfill HIS desire – and in His eyes, he created nothing short of perfection (and He’s not a happy camper about what the evil of the world has done to us, but that’s another discussion.)
Let that sink in for a few minutes.
Do you know Him? He’s given you completely free will to choose to know him and receive His love, or reject him. He has oh so many things in store for you, if you simply accept what He has done for you, and choose Him.
If you haven’t, please consider doing so. Time is short where that decision gets a whole lot harder.