Saturday, December 3, 2016

Advent Day 3: The gift of Life

Psalm 139:13-14 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

When the world was first made there were no people, no mommies and daddies and no kids running around playing. In the beginning God gave life to a man named Adam and a woman named Eve (Gen 2). Who made you? God made you! Are you a boy or a girl? God created you just the way He wanted you! (Gen 1:27). The Bible tells us that God created you inside your mommy.  Wiggle your fingers, God made those! Stomp your feet, God made those! Can you hear your breath? Be very quiet and listen! God gave you breath! (Job 33:4) He makes your heart beat, your feet dance, your eyes blink and your lungs take in air! Can you count how many hairs you have? God knows exactly how many you have without counting because He put each one of them on your head (Lk 12:7).
Do you ever create things? Do you build towers with blocks? Or make cookies out of flour, water and sugar? Or use paint to make a beautiful picture? You are a creator because God is a creator. God made you in His image. When you look in a mirror you see your reflection, you see an image of yourself. It is not really you but it is like a picture. You are a picture of God! (Gen 1:27)
When is your birthday? Before God created you He planned what day you would be born. What did you do today? Do you know what you are going to do tomorrow? God knows. He knows what you will eat and where you will go but even more amazing God knows how you will feel. He knows what will make you laugh and what will make you jump up and down with excitement. God knows what will make you sad and who will make you mad. When God created you He knew what your life would look like!
God gave you life and He loves you. His love for you gives you value and worth. It makes you special and important. You are not special because you run the fastest. You are not important because you are smart. You are not loved because of how well you listen and obey mommy and daddy. You are special and loved because God chose to create you out of nothing --- to form your heart and your toes, to make your hair curl or your nose wrinkle --- because He loves you.  What a gift that God decided He wanted to watch you run and play; He wanted to hear your laugh; and He wanted you to learn that He could take away your sadness. He wanted to give you life so that He could live with you. Who do you live with? God created your mommy and daddy, your brother and sister and your grandparents. He gave their lungs breath and their brain ideas. Just like you are glad to live with your family and eat with them and play with them that is how God feels about giving you life so that He can be with you!

Continue the Conversation:
Play tag outside or do something physical

Count your fingers and toes. Ask your babies where their ears are, their noses. Pray and thank God for creating your body.

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