Day 1: CREATED BY GOD
Picture an elderly Sunday school teacher walking around a small room with eight to ten children. With glue caked to their fingertips and glitter in their hair, the gray-haired lady smiles at each of the young children. Before dismissing them for the day she says, “You’ve heard me say many things today. But the one thing I want you to never forget is that GOD – MADE – YOU.” As she says this, she points to one of the children, ensuring they make eye contact and take in the wonder of what she just said. Then she points to the next child, and the next one, and the next. On and on until she has reassured each child that God, who made all the stars, the earth, the forests and the animals, also made each of them.
As the parents thank her for spending every Sunday morning teaching their little ones, she takes the opportunity to share the same message. With the same level of awe and wonder, she smiles at each parent and says, “Don’t ever forget. GOD – MADE – YOU.” But the majority of the parents don’t seem to absorb the significance of what she says in the way their children did. They smile politely and nod, and then quickly take their children by the hand and leave. As you read today, consider this: Why do you think we as adults aren’t completely captivated and awed by the power of this statement, “GOD – MADE – YOU”?
READING: Genesis 1:26-27
Why do you think we as adults aren’t completely captivated and awed by the power of this statement “GOD – MADE – YOU”?
How would your daily life be different if you woke up each morning reminding yourself that you were created by God?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 1-2
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, today I thank You for the wonderful reminder that I was created by You. With all of the busyness in my life, it’s easy to get caught up in what I need to do. Because I focus so much on what I need to do, I sometimes give in to the temptation to be defined by my work. But You don’t define me by what I do, but by what You have done. May I rejoice in that truth today! I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.