The longer we wait for our Foster license the more little projects I am finding. When a woman is pregnant it’s called nesting. I have no idea what to call it when waiting for the completely unknown. It’s a whole new kind of nesting. Each item in this room has been carefully thought out and inexpensive monetarily speaking. A lot of time and love has been put into it. Each item can also be reused or repurposed elsewhere in our home if need be so nothing is lost or wasted.
This little chair has been my latest labor of love. This chair was literally getting ready to be thrown in a fire and my husband spotted it and saved it. I’m sure he is now getting an eye for “what Anita would love to paint and restore”. I sat looking at this simple little chair this morning after putting a sealing coat on it and thought. “I like it. It looks good, well at least to me.” My thoughts then turned to God as he created this amazing earth and all the galaxies. After each day of creation “He saw that it was good.”
God planned each and every person, plant and animal before He even spoke it all into existence. My thoughts then turned to how my heavenly Father looks at me. He planned me before sin entered in. He knew all the good He could do with my life and my existence. He had a purpose in creating little me. He has this much love, thought, and planning for every human being. Others may not look at what God has created and think it’s any good or like it. Every human being is not likable and pleasing to all other human beings, but to God… We were all created for something beautiful. Of course sin entered and that beauty becomes distant and separated by our sinful nature that opposes all that God created us for. We search to find our own purpose, meaning, and salvation to no avail. On our own separate from our Creator we are destined to be used up and thrown into the fire. God provided a Savior, Jesus, to snatch us from the grasp of that fire. He looks on us with love and sees His original purpose, plan, and beauty. As we submit to being saved and give up trying it all on our own we begin to change. Beauty and restoration happens and God looks upon us and sees that Jesus has covered our entire being. God can once again look at a human being that is covered by Jesus and say “it is good”.
I am so thankful for God’s love. As I am so far from perfect He continues to teach me how to love, forgive, and live.
Genesis 1:31a “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here.”