Monday, August 4, 2014

Made By God by Martin Wiles

Strolling through the store, I picked them up one by one, searching for their origin.

Clothes made in Taiwan, the Philippines, Canada and the United States. Drinking glasses manufactured in China. Towels and washrags produced in Korea. In any retail store, the world is represented. 

Having purchased items manufactured by countries worldwide, I’ve discovered quality is not identical. Pants made with cheaper cloth are normally too small while ones produced with higher quality cloth are sometimes too large. One manufacture guarantees their product for life while another offers a short warranty; two years is a lifetime.

Bodies have one manufacturer: Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. (Psalm 90:1)

The tag in my shirt may read, “Made in America,” the one in my trousers “Made in China,” and the one on my undergarments “Made in Taiwan,” but my body tag reads “Made by God.” And a God of variety no less. Notice the various shapes, eye colors, hair colors, heights, noses, ears, and feet. (Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?) 

“Made by God” entails uniqueness. Not the kind resulting in snooty attitudes but the type reminding us God’s acceptance is ultimately all that matters. There’s not another like you. DNA testing proves it. With the proper care, our bodies will last as long as God plans for them too. A relationship with him enacts a lifetime guarantee extending into eternity. Whatever God created you to be he constructed you to do. Discover what God has planned for you. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, enable us to fulfill Your purposes for our lives. 

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