Saturday 12 November, 2015

Genesis 2:4-9

4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams[b] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

As I read this I kind of get this picture of divine Lego making. God sets everything up as he likes. He builds it to his own picture of perfection. But he then does something no human Lego builder, can ever do. He takes this ‘Lego man’ and gives something divine to him… Life.

God gives his own breath to bring me to life. He wills that I share in something deep from within him. He loves what he has made and wants what he has made to share in his love. So by bringing me to life, I can partake in his love, not just be loved but know, feel and experience love. And return love.

“Dear Lord, thank you for creating this universe, your masterpiece. Thank you for breathing life into me. Thank you that now I can feel, know and respond to your love. Lord I live in your love!”

Written by Andrew Mellor

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