Words from the Heart for Friday March 5th, 2021
You made me and formed me with your hands. Give me understanding so I can learn your commands.
Psalm 119:73 (ICB)
You Made Me
You might be surprised that fully one third of all frozen french fries in the world are made by New Brunswick’s McCain’s foods, making it one of the largest businesses in Canada. When people think of sports in Canada, hockey comes to mind. So you might be surprised to know that Sam Bats – yes, baseball bats – has become one of the largest sports companies in Canada. Over 100 Major League Baseball players use Sam Bats, manufactured in Carleton Place, Ontario.
The predominate worldview in our society is that the world as we know it is the result of billions of years of random biological actions that led to who we are and the world we experience. It’s no wonder that people often have no sense of who they are or what their purpose is in life. The logical conclusion of this is that we are all a product of chance with no purpose in life. In fact, atheist Bertrand Russell, in a letter to Hugh Moorhead in 1952 admitted that “unless you assume there is a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.” What a contrast to the Biblical view that we are lovingly created by a God who loves us and brought us into this world for a unique purpose. King David understood this, and in Psalm 119:73 says: “You made me and formed me with your hands. Give me understanding so I can learn your commands.” This is the Christian worldview, and it is truth. You were created by the King of the universe, who loves you deeply and who has a purpose for your life. Pray as David did to learn and follow that purpose.
These have been words from the heart.