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The Creator and Sustainer of Life

“The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn’t take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near. We live and move in him, can’t get away from him.”

Acts 17:27-29 The Message (MSG)

God is the Creator and Sustainer of life.  Your life.  My life.  He put us here and it is He who keeps us here.  We had nothing to do with being born and as hard as we may try, we can't change the day or time of our designated departure.  We live, move and have our being because He calls the shots.

We can argue this fact until Jesus Christ returns to establish His Kingdom, but we are promised that one day EVERY KNEE shall bow, whether we believe in our Creator or not.  This means that one day EVERYONE  will have to accept that we did not create ourselves or blow in from some distant wind or blast of evolution.  We have a Creator who even knows how many hairs He put on our heads.

It can be frightening to believe that a power exists that is totally in control of this world and everything in it and around it.  But we don't have to be afraid.  We can trust in His goodness because He is good and He is faithful.  He gave us Jesus, His only begotten Son, to sustain us and left His Spirit to help us live out the time He determined in advance we would live on this planet.  You see, God loved us into being and He provides for us because He has a plan.  He rains on the just and the unjust, so no one can brag about being first in line or better than anybody else.  The Word of God says that the first will be last and the last will be first because those who do believe are commanded to share this information with those who don't know it.  That's why we're here.

As we take our next breath and value our lives, let's all remember that we didn't make our own lungs or anything else that makes us living beings.  It is God who created and breathed this life into us.  It is He who keeps us alive and promises eternal life in His care to those who believe in who He is using the hearts He gave us to try to do what He said to do while we wait for Jesus to come back. 

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Mary Terrell on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:53 PM
To God Be All the Glory for the awesome things He hath done.
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