More than a Doodle by JW Kaiser
How many of us have doodled on the back of a brochure at church, or on our textbooks at school, or perhaps at work while our minds drifted to thoughts of surfing? What did your “doodle” look like? A perfect left or right? Mine always include a perfect barreling left with more sets on the horizon and a few friendly pelicans cruising by. It’s almost therapeutic to create beach scenes with perfect waves and it is certainly fun to use our imaginations to create, even on a small scale.
Does God create? Statistics show most of us believe in a God that is a creator. The Bible tells the story of a personal God who created the whole world and said it was “good” because it was His creation. Then he created us. He dreamt us up and then called us “very good” because we were made in His image. If we are creations of a personal God then we are much more than a doodle, we are a masterpiece of love! Have you ever wondered if God is done creating or if He’s still the master craftsman? In a way God already created us, yet is still creating. He is the great I Am! He already was and is and will be all at once! So, God’s creating happened and is still happening! Waves are new every day yet God already created the oceans. Most objects of his creation have been made but are still in process, and we are no exception.
One of the great mysteries of our faith is that we were created, and somehow are still being created by a loving God. You aren’t a mere “doodle”. You are a dynamic work of art, like a song with a melody that is yet still being composed, and the end product will one day be that we more look like Jesus because of his perfect love for us.
“Be confident in this, that He who created a good work in you will carry it through to completion in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
“Relying on God has to start all over every day as if nothing has yet been done.” –C. S. Lewis