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A Wonderful Invention

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them" (Eph.2:10).

Not being very mechanically inclined, I have often wondered how it would feel to invent something. Not just a "something," but something that really worked and was useful to mankind. I look at some of the things around me and say to myself, "that got started in a person's mind, and he was able to actually "make" it.

Today's scripture says that God made us as a new creation in Jesus Christ. We were in His mind and he put us into being. Being in the image of Jesus, we should exhibit His qualities in the beauty of our lives. Rom. 8:9 says that we are "conformed to the image of His Son." As we give our lives over to Him, He will infuse in us the inner beauty of our Savior.

As fire is necessary for the purification of gold, so must some chastening take place that we may exude the radiance of His presence. "For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines" (Heb.12:6).

But we are more than just pretty....As God's masterpiece (invention?), we're not just for display purposes. We are His creation to do His work here on earth. "created in Christ for good works." We indeed have both the beauty and function of our Lord and Savior.

We must have the trust in our creator that He will go to all ends and spare nothing to complete His work in us. The trust we have is to know that we are in the hands of an artist and inventor who does not make mistakes. Hebrews 12:11 tells us more about the discipline. "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it the peaceful fruit of righteousness."

Beauty and function....What an invention we are!

Have a wonderful day...Let you light shine for Him Love mark phil. 4:11

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