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Week 51 Wonderfully Made
October 1, 2013
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
- Psalms 139:14
In the beginning when the world was all anew, everything was good. There were nothing one can see as unfit. The Lord was please with everything he have done. Seeing the things he have created brought joy to him and It was a wonderful view definitely seeing the work he himself have created. The Earth was still on the road to a long time of being occupied by the Lord’s people and it still maybe so to this day. The conditions those days were very much favourable with everything at its fresh state. The waters were at its finest. The trees were unlike any others to appreciate. The mountains present a spectacular sight and one would very much be amazed of how wonderful things were.
When everything was fit for one to live in, God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” And it was so that Adam came to be. He lived in the garden of Eden overseeing the things the Lord have done. He named every creature in the land. Those flying in the air, creeping in the forest, running in the fields and swimming in the waters had their names through him. He was given every fruit and herbs to eat. Those by which can serve as nourishment were available for him to take. Then, the Lord saw that Adam has no one to accompany him. There was no helper for him to be found. Someone that can aid him in the things he do by whom he can see as a partner was not around and so the Lord had caused him to fall into a deep sleep. The Lord then took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh by which he formed to man a woman. He then brought her to the man. when Adam saw her, he named her Eve saying, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh and she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Gen. 2: 24)
Going back to those early days when everything was all good and wonderful, we can only
Imagine how it was like to see the world at such remarkable state. There were no displeasing sight in those early days and one can easily appreciate the way things were in those times. Time can tell what it was like to be walking in the beginning of the Lord’s wonderful works. However, a lot have happened since those times. The fruit of the tree by which the Lord warned Adam and Eve not to eat for with it, they shall surely die was one they have taken a bite of. The tree of knowledge of good and evil was the one by which God have told them not to take fruit from.
Though it was so that man have fallen short of the Lord, the Lord’s love is undeniable. He did not
looked to the disobedience that man have done but looked forward to the day when man shall be reconciled with the Lord just like before. To see man have the same relationship like in those early days Is what he intends to see that the scriptures have already foretold of how it shall be.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The Lord sent his one and only son to save the world from sin. It was more than two thousand years ago that Jesus was crucified in the cross. With nails and feet pierced, he endured at the cross bearing the sins of the world that along with his death, man’s sin shall be wash away and on the third day, rise again.
To put it simply, you are precious in the Lord’s sight and that is a fact worth taking note of. You are wonderfully made that you will be able to reflect God’s goodness throughout. A painter is recognized by his paintings; a designer is recognized by the elegance of his designs and writer is recognized by the classic books and papers he have written. A wonderful creator bears wonderful creations and it is by walking closely to his word that we may be able to reflect his goodness even more.