Saturday, December 16, 2017


I have a creative mind and I love creating. Anything from writing songs, to sewing, to making crafts. I consider myself innovative.

Recently I created some pew bows for our church's Christmas Eve service. I gave it some thought, bought some ribbon and went to work. I had a few ideas of what I could make. I made my decision and started making bows.

I planned on making about ten of them. I was delighted with the way my first one came out. Just like I had envisioned it in my mind. Each one after that was similar, but not identical. I planned it that way and was excited about all ten bows. It thrilled me to have completed all of them and found that each one was beautiful on its own, yet together in a pile they were beautiful in a different kind of way.

I was so excited over these pew bows. Creating gives me a rewarding feeling. I wanted to share my finished product with my family and friends. And I did.

Each time I showed the bows to someone I got a basic, "oh, very nice" response. A response much calmer and low key than the excitement I was feeling over having made them. I wanted everyone to be as excited about them as I was, but no one seemed to be.

I was a little disappointed over this and as I thought about it something occurred to me. Psalm 134:19 says, "I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works." Job 10:8 says, "'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether." And God himself said, ""Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness!" The bible says that everything He created was good.

I got a glimpse of how our Heavenly Father must feel when we are unhappy with the way he made us, disparaging toward ourselves, and others, because we find his creations unsuitable. If I can be disappointed over a low key compliment for my creation, how He must feel when we do this! After all, he created us in HIS image! And we find fault with his creation? I think it must really break his heart.

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