Sewing, almost a lost art, has its challenges. When the seams aren’t straight, or the size isn’t right, what do you do? You take it apart and start over. Removing a tight stitch is a tedious job, but if you want the right results, you stick with it.
When God created the world, He didn’t “sew it up” in a day. It took six days to complete the perfect environment for man and to place him in it. Was God pleased with the results? You bet! He called it good and very good.
Sad to say, the human inhabitant veered from the pattern God had ordained. The perfect work was marred by disobedience. Here we see the infinite patience of the creator God. Did He abandon His project? Did He destroy the world in disgust? No. He simply worked with the broken pieces to create a new design.
“God so loved the world…”
Advent is a time to remember the depth of God’s love for this fallen planet. When Adam failed, God sent a second Adam who would not fail. He followed God’s pattern in every detail. Love came wrapped in swaddling clothes, that we might wear a robe of righteousness.
I will seek to take the message of God’s love and redemption to my part of the world.