We often hear people lauded as creative persons but the Creator did something more of them can do. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 2:1-5Ephesians 2:1-5 (ESV)
By Grace Through Faith
2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.[b] 4 But[c] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
“Rowland Hill once conversed with a celebrated sculptor, who had been hewing out a block of marble to represent that great patriot Lord Chatham. ‘There,’ said the sculptor, ‘is not that a fine form?’ ‘Now, sir,’ said Mr. Hill, ‘can you put life into it? else, with all its beauty, it is still but a block of marble.’ God put life into His creation, and man became a living soul. Christ puts new life into dead men.”
[Bishop H. Goodwin in Gray & Adams Bible Commentary III edited by James C. Gray and George M. Adams, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, n.d.), p. 170]