God’s Magnum Opus

God could have done anything, created anything. 

After all, He created the vast expanses of space and speckled it with stars. He created the colors that sparkle on butterflies and bluebirds and that permeate every part of creation. He dreamed up the principles that make our sky appear blue and cause reflections in ponds and rivers and oceans. 

He did it all – perfectly. 

Then He chose to create us. He didn’t just speak us into existence either. He got His hands dirty and molded the first man with exact precision. 

He gave a mind to think. 

He gave a heart to feel and love. 

He gave us a free will to choose. 

He did it all, and He proclaimed it very good (Genesis.2:31). 

God gave us the gift of this world and trusted us to honor Him with this gift. 

We have failed. 

Paul said it well in the first chapter of Romans. “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Who is blessed for ever.” (Romans 1:25) 

We have our priorities all wrong. We arrogantly scream ‘science’ while ignoring the One Who designed every principle of science. We set all our hope in this world, which is temporary at best, while turning away from the One Who can keep us eternally. 

Mankind has rebelled, chosen his own way, and shaken his proverbial fist at the Father Who sought and seeks only to love and redeem us. 

Man was God’s crowning creation – His magnum opus. In His desire for man’s good, God prepared a way of redemption from our fall, from our sin. 

That way is Jesus. 

God could have done anything, created anything. He chose to create man and woman. 

May our hearts turn back to Him. 

May our lives honor Him. 

May we echo David’s cry, “O LORD our Lord, how excellent is THY NAME is all the earth! Psalm 8:9 

Psalm 8: 3When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, 
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 
4 What is man that You are mindful of him, 
And the son of man that You visit[c] him? 
5 For You have made him a little lower than [d]the angels, 
And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; 
You have put all things under his feet, 
7 All sheep and oxen— 
Even the beasts of the field, 
8 The birds of the air, 
And the fish of the sea 
That pass through the paths of the seas. 

Photo – Harbor Light, Beth Mims


4 comments on “God’s Magnum Opus”
  1. capost2k says:

    The Gospel, straight up. But a draught of Living Water is good for the soul. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    “May our lives honor him.” Oh yes, Beth. Whatever might be occurring around us, may OUR choices, words, and actions always honor our Savior. He deserves nothing less. And perhaps others will take notice of the peace, joy, and contentment in our lives and desire to know the Source for themselves. This can be our prayer!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. gracespeaker says:

      A worthy goal indeed. Thank you for saying it so beautifully!

      Liked by 1 person

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