Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 3, 2018
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16
I have Grandma’s Rights. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. They are the rights every woman gets when she has grandchildren. When a grandchild is born, she automatically receives the right to blab on about how wonderful her grands are, show absolute strangers pictures of her cuties, and brag about all the wonderful things they are accomplishing. Love does that to you. It makes you proud.
One of the wonderful things my grandson, Hudson, has accomplished recently is ascending stairs. He’s not quite a year old, but my son-in-law says he’s going to be a mountain climber one day.
In an effort to capture these special memories, I have been writing letters in a journal to Hudson to give to him when he is a young man. Today, I am sharing my most recent entry, not just to brag, but to bless you. Because, what I share with Hudson is true of you, too.
Grandpa and I talked to your mom and dad on the phone last weekend and your dad said, “Hudson probably climbs the stairs ten times a day.”
I just think it’s incredible how the Lord made people and animals and all of creation. You don’t have to tell a fish to swim, a plant to grow, a duck to quack, or a baby to roll, scoot, crawl, and then climb stairs. It just happens—and it’s utterly wondrous and beautiful!
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).
As life goes on, it will be that you won’t believe your magnificence, wonder and the marvelous creation you are, knitted together by the hand of God in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). And, there will even be times you see yourself through a dark lens created by the evil one designed for your destruction (Revelation 12:10).
But God is your champion, Dear One, cheering you on as the creation He has made. Satan will attack you, coming against you in your thoughts, telling you that you are a failure, a loser, that what you do is insignificant, that you aren’t worth loving, that you are rejectable, that you have to perform to earn God’s love, or any number of lies.
But you must remember that these lies are simply untrue. You are created. And God loves His creation. (John 3:16). You are God’s fingerprint (Genesis 1:26-27). Never forget that, no matter what your failures, sin, the world, the devil, or people tell you.
Believe the truth about who you are, and you will act out your true identity as a beloved child of God. Then, the world around you will see God’s glory.
I love you,
You are a wonderful creation of God too, made on purpose just the way you are. Just think about that. How marvelous!
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:16).
PrayerLord, it’s so amazing that I didn’t make myself. You placed me here as your creation. And if everything else you made is so wondrous, I must be wondrous too! How I praise you. Help me to always live for you. Amen.
ApplicationShare what you learned today with someone else.
Related ReadingJohn 1:3; Psalm 96:11-12; Psalm 104:24-25
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