There used to be a series of programs on PBS called Create. There were cooking shows, DIY programs, craft shows…
I loved watching all the cooking shows.
They would take same old, boring ingredients and create a brand new, mouth-watering dish that always looked amazing!
You see, I think most of us are born with the desire…
I especially think this is true, since we are made in the image of God.
And the very first thing He ever was to any of us was
God’s passion for creating wasn’t squelched on the sixth day.
He is constantly
Flowers, creatures, water, air…
He creates them every day.
But He is also in the business of creating US.
Not just “us”, as humans,
But YOU and ME.
Did you ever think about that?
He is DAILY “creating” us.
We will never be the finished product of all of His dreams for us until the day He comes, or the day WE come to Him.
He is, on a moment-by-moment basis, creating us in His own image…
Chiseling away at our sculptures,
Polishing His very own prize…
Each and every day!
If we get another day, it is another chance to be created by our Father and the best Artist ever!
That’s why I never really liked the term “second chances”,
Because we certainly don’t get just two!
My favorite group, Rend Collective, has a line in one of their songs…
“Countless second chances
Is what I’m given at the cross.”
He is constantly creating new opportunities for growth…
Growth, into the person we were always meant to be.
Creating new and unusual ways for us to experience real joy,
I love this idea of daily being created!
It’s a beautiful kind of BECOMING…
One that never ends!
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16