So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27 NKJV)
Before I became a follower of Christ I definitely knew there was a God. All I had to do was look around and I could see His amazing creations! One day not long ago… Well… maybe it was quite some time ago, when I was a young lad of just 16 years old, I moved to Phoenix Arizona. I was awestruck at the amount of mountains that were so easily seen. It was so cool! And the first thing I wanted to do was climb to the top of one of those mountains! And one day I tried! I started my journey during a typical day in Phoenix, where the temperature was pushing well over 100 degrees, it was scorching hot! But I didn’t care, I was determined! So off I went walking across the desert to my destination, I don’t think I walked very far before I realized there is no way I am ever going to get close to that mountain this thing definitely appeared closer than it really was! I had a long way to walk! I gave up real quick! I realized just then how large God really was!
When I think of God today I realize how powerful He really is. The things He can do are simply amazing! Just look at life itself, how wonderful is it to see the results of His creation of a husband and a wife that come together as one and plant the seed of human life. The progress of a baby growing inside a woman is just simply amazing! And then to experience the birth of that child and to see him or her grow over the years. As a father it’s great to see the likeness of himself appear before his eyes, whether it be in appearance or traits it’s so cool to see, and to be able to say “because of God’s handy work I created that boy!” So cool! Even for the father who adopts a child, over the years the likeness of father and son definitely become apparent!
When we have faith and believe in the Gospel and start a relationship with Jesus Christ we become born again, we become children of God. We are adopted into His family! And just like a new born baby, we will start to grow and become more like our Father, our Father in Heaven! And when He sees our progress He too is amazed! It definitely brings Him Joy! The Heavens rejoice! But we must be diligent and follow in His ways; we must keep in His word, follow His word, and do what it says! And if we do this to the end we will become just like Him in Heaven!
You are indeed amazing! You created Heaven and earth, you created life! And when your children seek your face you respond, you give them a hope and a future! You give them a destination to look forward to! I thank you for your amazing gifts and blessings that you so easily supply. I thank you for your son and the chance to be like Him. Father I want nothing more to be like you! May your grace be bountiful on all your children who seek you! May they bring you joy, as it brings me joy to be part of your family! In Jesus name I pray amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – June 7, 2013