Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thoughts on James 1:16-18

Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.

"Every goood thing" comes from God who "does not change." He created us as the "first fruits."

Man changes; God does not.

Man (woman too) is the first fruits--the best--the part to be given to God. This reveals man's value to God.

Shadows across the blinds,
Shadows across the yard,
Sometimes they are there;
Sometimes they are not.
Not so with God.
Though it may seem so,
It is only illusion.
God, unlike shadows is 
Always present--
Always giving
Good gifts.
And mankind is His favorite 
Of all Creation.
Like cherries, spilling over,
The first of the season. 

No comments:

Post a Comment