As my car crawled along the automated car wash track, my thoughts drifted to times past, when my family would go through the car wash to play “Watch the Bubbles.”
“Daddy, my bubble is racing yours!” our son would say.
“Mine is turning swishy circles!” our daughter would say.
I stroked my silver-streaked hair and prayed, “God, my children are grown, so why do I still want to watch bubbles?” Just then, a scripture came to mind, “Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11b KJV)
Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.~Revelation 4:11b KJV
For God’s pleasure, and for ours, He creates. He invents the science behind what makes car wash bubbles fascinating to watch, but He doesn’t stop there. He creates snails with stripes, and bushes with glitter dots. He makes a dove’s feathers to sing as she takes flight. He fashions the honeybee’s wings to interlock like a zipper during flight. God is a masterful creator, and He wants us to enjoy His creation the way He does. But there’s more….
Father God loves His people so much He gave them the innate ability to create, for He made mankind in His image. Only after God created men and women did He say, “It is very good.” (Genesis 1:31b KJV) Paul records the works that we are created to accomplish with God’s empowerment, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 KJV) The Heavenly Father loves His people so much He sings over them. Zephaniah 3:11 KJV reads, “The LORD thy God, in the midst of thee, is mighty … he will joy over thee with singing.”
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained, that we should walk in them.~Ephesians 2:10 KJV
Friend, if you are loved by your Creator so much, He sings over you, then enjoy the world He has created. Then, praise Him for the ability He places within you to accomplish the works He has ordained you to do. But most of all, praise Him for being your Heavenly Daddy who has uniquely created you.
Father God, thank You that You created all things, including me, for your enjoyment.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Copyright 2019: Watch the Bubbles: Diane Virginia: All Rights Reserved
Published: September 2020: Christian Broadcasting Network: Beth Patch, Executive Editor