“For this is what the LORD says–
he who created the heavens, he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited–
he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other”
God is a God of Love. When He created He made a world which was beautiful, abundant, full of variety and wonder, and ‘good’ in every detail. He made it in a way that pleased Him. Then He created us to be like Him so that we could appreciate and enjoy it as well as live within it. And He gave it to us to care for, develop and fill with our descendants – also to be like Him.
Because of His love and the relationship that He wished to have with us He gave us the gift of free will. We were not to be puppets or slaves but free to acknowledge Him, love Him and live within His love in the way that He showed us – or not. His way or our own way. Life or death.
Even although the world has proved unfaithful God has remained true – and we still have the freedom to choose our personal and corporate response – God and His way or me and mine.
Which road do I really walk?
Lord Jesus You called us to come to You, follow You and stay with You – forgive me if I have turned it around, and please help me to get it right. Amen.