God’s Word for Today: Create
I was pleasantly surprised and blessed the other day to be presented the creation you see in the accompanying photos. This group of Mechanics, day in and day out repair just about every piece of equipment on the jobsite. They tirelessly fix what others attempt to destroy. They mend the cracked, straighten the warped, and fix the broken.
Most days, this group is buried in work. When something breaks down, it is always an emergency, and must be fixed immediately. With limited resources for new repair parts, these men are often faced with the task of onsite fabrication of needed parts. The strain and pressure they face at times, is relentless. Yet, they attack each day with a goal of 100% return to service by whatever means necessary.
Every once in a while, equipment holds together, parts don’t fail, the jobsite is cruising like a fine-tuned Mercedes. Life is good. Our mechanics have a little breathing room. Their brain switches from “fix fix fix” to “time to create”. Thus, the pride and joy replica Harley Davidson that sits on my desk. Good stuff right there.
Someone asked me what price I would put on this gift. There is none. What dollar value could one ever put on something that was a creation of thought and excursion of labor from 3 very industrious friends? It is now labeled under “Items that must travel to every Jobsite”.
Amos 4:13. He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth---the Lord God Almighty is his name.
We have heard many times about God creating the Heavens and the Earth. He created Land and Water and Sky and Clouds. God created the Beasts of the field, Birds of the Air, and Fish of the Sea. Then, God created you and me. It is a simple but astounding concept to realize all dimensions of God’s creations. The perfection and imperfections of it all has no end. There is not room for how or why. Only a simple “Thank You Lord” can be uttered.
Just like this little replica of a motorcycle was 3 men’s way of touching my heart, you are a creation that God treasures. Never to be sold. You are a beautiful, unique, one of a kind image of God himself, that can never be replaced. There is a whole book, called the Bible, that explains and details just how very much God loves you.
Others may tirelessly try to destroy you. But when needed, God will mend the cracked, straighten the warped, and fix the broken. You simply need to present your request. Whether you show up at his shop, Church, or you ask Him to come into your home, He will be there. 24/7 type deal. God created you, and He will maintain you, when you ask Him. Good stuff right there too…………… Amen and Amen.