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…

The craving…

The NEED…

To create.

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

Our Creator.

God’s passion for creating wasn’t squelched on the sixth day.

He is constantly

CREATING!

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…

Refining us,

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,

Real peace,

Real humility,

Real grace.

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

Countless Second Chances!

10 thoughts on “Countless Second Chances!

  1. I had never considered this before. It remind me of a song I used to sing as a kid, “He’s still working on me…to make me all that I should be. It took Hum just a week to make the moon and the stars…the sun, and the earth and Jupiter and Mars. How loving and perfect He must be. He’s still working on me.”

  2. What a beautiful way of putting things when it comes to our relationship with Christ. God continues to grow me up in Him every day. I was referred to your site today by someone who read a post of mine. I survived a massive stroke almost 8 years ago. God led me to write in 2014 to share my testimony of faith. I hope to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ – reminding them of God’s transforming power. It has been a joy to read your thoughts. May God continue to bless you and yours in all your endeavors.

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