Genesis 2:7 reads ‘the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being.’
These words were the focal point for the devotional reflection at the Christian Studies Leaders Day last Friday. They had significant meaning and impact on the people present in the room. There was opportunity and reflection time for the leaders to consider, mould and shape a ‘person’ from plasticine.
The intricate nature of God forming a person as part of his creation as told in Genesis is powerful. Every person in this world has been created intricately and uniquely with distinctive features, gifts, and talents – and for purpose by God, so that we can all be his hands and feet in this world.
Part of the reflection time enabled the leaders to consider and identify the heart, soul, mind and strength of their plasticine ‘person’. While this highlighted the complexities of individuals, it was symbolic of the individuals who we have opportunity to know, care for and support during their years in our learning communities. While we are all different, unique and have different gifts and abilities, God knows each one of us by name. We are loved. No matter what. And that is beyond our understanding.