Monday, February 20, 2017

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Fall as the violation of the purpose creation

Merry Jacob

St. James MTC, NY
5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.

For Christmas, my sons got a pottery wheel kit which includes the clay and wheel to make a pot of their design. They were so excited opening up the box, adding the water, feeling the clay and then molding the clay on the spinning wheel to make a pot. As time went by, I could hear sounds of disappointment and frustration. Guess what? The pot did not turn the way they liked. Let’s leave the aftermath to ones imagination.

Through this incident, I was able to point a spiritual truth out to my sons, that God has created the Wonderful ‘YOU’ with a purpose, and when you don’t align your lives to His plan, God gets sad.

This message speaks strongly to each one of us, too. When God created us, He already has a DIVINE PLAN sketched out for us. Through our constant relationship with Him, we should be able to feel His unseen hands guiding us through the steps He wants us to follow. He constantly speaks to us. The lesser we acknowledge His voice, the deafer we are to the Holy Spirit, our Counsellor.

In today’s Bible passage, the people in Noah’s time had gone in their worldly ways, and God regretted that He had made human beings. What a troubled situation! God sent many spiritual leaders to remind and warn the generation we live in, to follow His ways and they and the Word provide guidance in the present world where the line between Good and Bad is faint. Let us all live and help live in God’s ways.


Lord, thank You for creating us in Your image and breathing Your breath into us. Help us to reflect Your image to others and seek Your voice to fulfill the vision and plan You have for us and the purpose for which we were created.  Amen.

When God looks at us, does He have any regrets creating us?