I’d like to think of myself as a creator. A creator of jewelry, of crochet things, of works of art. I want my works of art to show my vison and reflect me and for myself to shine through them. Selfishly I want everyone to know that it was ME that made these things. I pour time, energy, and yes, sometimes even sweat and blood (what can I say, I’m accident prone) into my creations. When people see my works of art I want them to think of me. I want to show off my creations, to show people pictures, to talk about them and to bring others joy through them because I’m proud of them!
I had a realization this morning that this is exactly how God feels about us. He is our Creator and Creation exists to glorify its Creator. He knit each of us together in our mothers’ womb (Psalm 139:13). If you knit or crochet you know that this is a delicate, time-consuming task. When I’m crocheting something, my fingers touch literally every inch of that yarn. When God created us, His hands touched every inch of us. Not one part of us was an accident or happened at random; we are just as He planned. God wants Himself to shine through us and for people to think of HIM when they look at us and for everyone to know that it was HIM that created us. As God’s people, we should bring joy to others because of Him. We are His creation and our lives should shout out about our Creator!
Last year I got a tattoo inspired by 1 Corinthians 10:31 “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Written across my foot it says “for His glory.” It is a daily reminder that my ultimate goal in life is to glorify God in all that I do. Of course I am far from perfect and I fail daily but I am saved by God’s amazing grace. If I can be proud of my simple creations and love them and find joy in them, how much more can God be proud of us and love us and rejoice in us when we bring Him glory! Creation exists to glorify the Creator. WE exist to glorify GOD!