Words from the Heart for Saturday January 27th, 2018
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.
I Timothy 4:4-5 (NLT)
Everything God Created
The principle in this verse is one of responsible stewardship and use. Thanksgiving to the One who is the Creator of all things is a vital part of our lives. We receive what we require from the powerful hand of our God. Take a moment today and write your own praise to the Lord expressing your thankfulness to Him for all that He has provided.
While Canada was officially created in 1867, the name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site of the present-day City of Québec. For lack of another name, Cartier used the word “Canada” to describe not only the village, but the entire area controlled by its chief, Donnacona.
The Bible begins with God’s creative power and genius. Step by step it describes how God created everything – from the majesty of the mountains to the tiniest of creatures in the depths of the ocean. And throughout the process, God looks at all He has done and declares that it is good. But the creation of God is not reserved to the first chapters of the Bible. It appears regularly throughout the pages of Scripture, including 1 Timothy 4:4-5: “Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.” Paul calls Timothy to appreciate all that the Lord has created. It is a good reminder for us as well. The world in which we live has been marred by sin. So has every heart and life. But everything still belongs to its Creator – to our Creator. We need to see ourselves in light of God’s creation of us – we are special to Him because He created us. And we need to respect the planet and all that is in it – it is all God’s creation.
These have been words from the heart.