A CREATION STORY

The idea for this story came to my mother one day as she was reading in Genesis.  She gave the idea to me to create into a short story.

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They stood around the drafting table in the middle of the room, gazing in contemplation at the drawing before them.

The Father, in the middle of Them, looked at His Son who was seated on His right.

“We will give him a brain, so that he can think and reason and make the choices he will need to make.”

They looked at Each Other, knowing that this would give Their creation the freedom to exercise his own will.  They All knew the consequences that would come from this, but it had been ordained from the beginning.

The Son nodded and moved His hand over the paper.

“Yes, Father and eyes so that he may appreciate the beauty of the world that We have created for him to live in; and ears to hear the wondrous melodies that will fill his world.”

The Third Person hovered over the drawing table.

“He will need a mouth to tell others about Us and to sing in Our Name.”

The Son once again stepped forward and ran His finger over the paper, adding a strong back and broad shoulders “So he may carry the Truth to the world.”

The Father studied Their plan so far then said, “He will need arms to raise in praise and worship to Us; and hands to do Our work in the vineyard.”

The Son looked at His Own Body and said, “Let Us also give him legs and feet, so that he can go where We would have him, running the race that is set before him.”

The Father looked at His Spirit and said, “He will need a spirit also, so that You may talk to him and tell him what he must do.”

The Spirit nodded and added, “And he will need a heart, to love Us and his fellowman.”

The Father said, “He will have blood flowing through him because life is in the blood, and his salvation will be through the shedding of blood.”

They looked down at the finished drawing, silently agreeing with the fulfillment of Their plan.

And so They formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.

And They saw everything that They had made and behold, it was very good.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012

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WHAT I BELIEVE – THINGS PRESENT

I believe man is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. [ John 1:12; Galatians 3:26] That salvation is a gift of God and cannot be earned through works, baptism or anything else that man can do. [Ephesians 2:8; II Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-7]

I believe that when a person truly accepts the saving grace offered through the blood of the cross, that the believer is eternally secure and will not lose His salvation.  [John 5:24, 6:35-40, 10:28-30; Romans 8:28-31, 37-39; Ephesians 1:4-5; Philippians 1:6; II Timothy 1:12, 2:19; I Peter 1:2]

I believe Jesus is the mediator between us and God, and that He intercedes on our behalf.  [John 14:13-14, 16; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25, 12:24]

I believe it is only through Him that we can reach the Father. [John 1:12; 3:15-18, 3:36, 14:6; Romans 5:1-2; Galatians 3:26]

I believe that accepting this salvation and repenting from sin gives us a new nature and fills us with God’s own Spirit. [Luke 24:49; John 14:23-27; Acts 1:4-8; Titus 3:4-7]

I believe God’s purpose for giving us His Spirit is to make us holy. [I Peter 1:15-16]

I believe that when we are saved, the Holy Spirit indwells us, to strengthen us, guide us and intercede for us.  [John 14:16-26, 16:13; Acts 9:31; Romans 8:11, 26-27; I Corinthians 2:10-16]

I believe that full immersion Water Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is an act of obedience and a public testimony of our faith in Jesus. [Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38, 10:47; Romans 6:4-5; Colossians 2:12]

I believe that each believer should have fellowship with other believers and should become a member of a local church for edification and spiritual growth. [Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:24-25; I John 1:7]

I believe that Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, represents the body and blood of Jesus.  I believe that it should be observed in remembrance of His death for our sins until He comes again. [ Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26]

I believe that all born-again Christians have a duty to grow in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord so that we are always ready and able to explain why we believe in our Lord and Savior.  [II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17; I Peter 3:15]

I believe that disciples of Christ are to take the gospel into the whole world.  [Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Romans 10:13-15]

I believe that believers in Jesus are to live in this world, but not be involved in the things of this world because this world is not our home. [John 14:2-3; Hebrews 11:13-16; I Peter 1:17 ]

I believe that those of us that have accepted Jesus as Savior have a home in heaven and that we are here on this earth to do God’s will and bring Him glory. [II Corinthians 5:6; Hebrews 11:13-16]

I believe that all who have given their lives to Him are adopted into God’s family; co-heirs with Jesus and at death will be welcomed into His presence. [John 14:2-3; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 3:26,29, 4:5& 7; Titus 3:4-7]

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012