Wednesday, June 4, 2008

100% Divine Origin

Here's a good way to reconnect with the Lord.  Take a few moments and reflect on what percentage of you came from God and what percentage of you came from any other source.  You can start from the top-down or the bottom-up.  You can include in your survey all the physical parts of your body and then throw in your emotions,  your mind and all the invisible parts that make you up.  You can consider the source of all your vital organs and the hands that assembled them into a working unit.  You can check the label on your neck to see if you were made in China, Indonesia, or stateside (Wow, I guess we didn't come with labels!).  You can ponder the engineer that conceived of ten fingers with thumbs, five senses, two ears and eyes.  And how about our built-in repair capacity, when bruises, infections and breaks damage our frame?  Wouldn't you love to meet the one who put this together? 
Wow, He did it all.  The Lord has His fingerprint all over (and within) each one of us.  We can make no claim on ourselves or any other person as the source.  Even our parents were only the suppliers of the two-part code He invented to fashion us individually (and they were surprised when we got our start, as well).
If God has that much to do with each of us, shouldn't we turn toward Him and see what He has to say about life, and our individual lives.  Having invested this much in our appearance, He probably has a lot to say about our purpose.
Isaiah 44:1 "Yet hear me now, O Jacob My servant,
      And Israel whom I have chosen.
       2 Thus says the LORD who made you
      And formed you from the womb, who will help you:

      ' Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
      And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
       3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
      And floods on the dry ground;
      I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
      And My blessing on your offspring;
       4 They will spring up among the grass
      Like willows by the watercourses.'
       5 One will say, 'I am the LORD's';
      Another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
      Another will write with his hand, 'The LORD's,'
      And name himself by the name of Israel.
Rob Smith

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