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Divinely Created – Divinely Celebrated

May 2, 2023

Genesis 5:2
“male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created”

          Every time I get behind the wheel of my luxurious 2010 Toyota Sienna, I am happy that there is an order to things, most of the time. Other drivers typically drive on the correct side of the road, stop at red lights, go on green and speed up for yellow. When we get in our vehicle we usually have an order of things we do to prep to drive; we probably don’t try driving away before the car is started (although some mornings I do that). When people or animals      ( thank you to the deer who hit my Sienna) stray away from the order and rules of the road; that is when most accidents happen.   (A side note – the turn signal is best used prior to turning, not after you start turning)       Imagine if there were no order and everyone could go wherever they wanted? Chaos – confusion – anger – despair – deaths.            Thankfully, our loving, perfect and Holy Creator in heaven is not a God of chaos, but order. From the beginning he created our planet with all its creatures and eco systems to fit perfectly together. That also included the divine creation of man and woman. In Gen 1:26-27 & 5:1 it states He made us in His image / likeness.  Adam & Eve were part of God’s “good” celebrated creation. Unfortunately, Adam & Eve chose to reject God’s commandments and so has all of mankind ever since. The good news is that God has a plan so we can be considered “good” again and be allowed into a perfect and flawless heaven. Even though we have all rejected God by our attitudes and actions at some point in our life, we can accept the forgiveness God offers through His son Jesus Christ. We can have a new life, one where our destination is heaven. When we make that decision to accept His gift of salvation (we cannot work our way to heaven – Eph 2:8-9), all of heaven rejoices – Luke 15:3-10. God does not celebrate our sin but He did celebrate your birth and He definitely celebrates your 2nd birth as a new creation. John 3:16 & 2 Cor 5:17.   Enjoy your birthday and hopefully you have already made the decision to have a spiritual birthday – one you can celebrate every year and for eternity.  If you do not know your eternal destination, please contact us.

Dave R

’69 / ’83 Quarryville PA

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