Words from the Heart for Thursday September 3rd, 2020

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

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So God Created Mankind

Baseball is known as America’s pastime, but it is a Canadian invention. It turns out that the earliest, detailed, reputable account of baseball being played in North America came out of a game in Beachville, Ont., which is in the Woodstock-London area. The date of record is June 4, 1838. Teams from the neighbouring townships of Oxford and Zorra squared off. An eyewitness to the game wrote about it (admittedly, a few decades after the fact) in the pages of Sporting Life magazine.

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One of the most confounding questions in my mind when it comes to Biblical truth is why in the world would God create men and women when He knew that they would be disobedient, and their disobedience would sever their relationship to Him. It would affect all of His good creation and would mean that a Redeemer would be needed to restore all that was lost when sin entered into the human condition. The Redeemer, God the Son Himself, the Lord Jesus, would pay a terrible price – His own life – to redeem the world. In spite of knowing all of this, God still created us. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Unlike the rest of God’s creation, God would breath eternity into our first parents. Of all of His creation, only human beings have a sense of eternity. Only human beings long for and can experience intimacy with our Creator. Through faith in Jesus Christ we can have our sins forgiven, our relationship with God restored and eternity assured. Have you put your faith in Christ?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley