“For this is what the Lord says – he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited – he says: I am the Lord, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:18 (NIV)
We already touched on God’s creation of man, Adam, the first man. God formed Adam from dust and breathed life into him and he became a living creature. Then God planted the Garden of Eden as a home for Adam. Just reading the description of Eden brings images to mind that it was a beautiful, lush place. But really, I think even our images in our mind cannot come close to truly imagining the beauty of it. And then God felt Adam needed a helper so He performed the first surgery.
“So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And from the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:21-23
God created Adam and Eve and He put them in this beautiful garden where they could have lived forever if they had not eaten of that fruit. But they did eat the fruit and that caused the fall and sin entered the world. Yet even though that happened, God still blesses us and still created ways for humanity to continue. Women have pain in childbirth, yes. I went through it a couple of times myself. But the miracle that comes from God creating a baby in the womb of a mother, well it may be one of God’s greatest miracles.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
If you have ever gazed upon a newborn baby with their sweet soft skin and tiny fingers and toes you are viewing a miracle of God. The first man came from dirt, the first woman came from man. But God created the miracle of birth and He gave man and woman the great gift of being a part of it. Also look at the diversity that God as creator does through people. I have three sisters and while we have similarities, we also have our own unique looks, and thoughts and feelings. I have two sons and they are alike in some ways but different in so many ways. I have 3 grandchildren, one is still safely tucked in her mother’s womb for just a few more days we hope, but I find myself wondering what she will look like. Will she look like her sister or will she favor her brother more? What will be unique about her? What will be similar?
That is just the diversities within a family. What of the diversities of people all around us? Today, I want to be intentional of looking at people as the miracle God intended us to be. Look at the differences as miracles, the different colors and shades of our skin, the different colors of eyes and hair. We are all different in size, shape and body type. Our Elohim, the God of creation is an amazing creator to be able to make each and every one of us as individual and unique as we are. Look into faces today and praise the creator of those faces, if you get the opportunity look at a newborn baby and praise Him ~ Elohim!