God Created Us
God created us and has a plan for our life.
A colorful quilt
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:10). "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).
I would like to show you this quilt. It was made by a friend of mine. Isn't it beautiful? Just look at all of the beautiful colors and interesting designs. It wasn't always that way. At one time these were just a bunch of useless bits and pieces of material. Then my friend, a master quilt maker, took those bits and pieces of material and put together this beautiful quilt. Now they are not only beautiful, but useful as well.
When I saw this beautiful quilt, I decided I would like to make a quilt like this one. I brought a lot of scraps of material. Now, I will need your help in making this quilt. I am going to count to three. As soon as I say, "Three," I want all of you to yell, "Bang!" When you say, "Bang," we will throw all of these scraps of material up in the air and when they come down, they will make a beautiful quilt. Okay are you ready?
"One, two, three!" (Throw all the pieces of fabric up into the air.)
Hey, it didn't work! How many of you thought it would work? How many of you thought that was one of the dumbest ideas you have ever heard? Well, I agree. It is foolish to think that I could throw these pieces of cloth up in the air and that they would come down and make a quilt.
I don't know about you, but I don't believe you and I are here by accident either. I believe this world and everything in it was created by God and that God had a plan and a purpose for everything. The Bible says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." The Bible also tells us that, "We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works."
Just as my friend had a plan when she created this quilt, God has a plan for your life. He is the Master Designer. All you have to do is just give your life to Him and He will take all the bits and piece of your life and make them into something beautiful and useful.
Dear Lord and Creator, You are the Master Designer. We know that you have a plan and a purpose for us. We ask you to take the bits and pieces of our lives and make them into something beautiful. Amen.