There are a lot of “traits” that we assign to God, many words that we use to describe the indescribable. For instance, we say…
God is love.
God is merciful.
God speaks truth.
God brings justice.
Recently, though, while I was praying another concept struck me . . .
God has style.
That’s right – God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, is unparalleled in His style.
Creation echoes this truth. Consider the sunrise and lightning, the giraffe and the platypus, coffee beans and chili peppers . . . our God is the Divine Designer – our God has style.
At the pinnacle of God’s creation sits man and woman – the epic conclusion to God’s masterful symphony of creation. Genesis not only tells us that we are made in God’s image (Gen 1:26-27) but that we are made for one another (2:18). Men and women are not contradictory but complimentary, our differences are necessary and good.
That being said, men and women are different which, again, is a really good thing.
So, over the next month we’ll be taking a look at “guys and girls,” analyzing how we’re similar and celebrating how we’re different. This won’t be a time to bash either gender but, rather, to learn about how the other thinks, relates and reflects the love of God in different ways.
God made you a woman or a man for a specific purpose. Have you ever considered that? Have you ever asked God why He created you the gender that He did? It wasn’t some divine game of chance. God didn’t just close His eyes and spin a wheel or host some chromosomal “lottery” when you were conceived. Your gender was known and determined by God with perfect direction and intention. Your gender also plays a role in the vocation that God has for you.
The sooner you ask God, “Why did you make me a man?” or, “Why did you make me a woman?” the closer you’ll be to comprehending the depth of His love for you and the breadth of His plan(s) for you.
So buckle up my sisters and brothers, because for the next four weeks we’re going to ask the Light of the World (John 8:12) to shed some light and drop some wisdom on us about why we were created the way that we were and how that truth should influence how we live with and for the other as we move forward.
God made us beautifully different – and thank God that He did.
Thank God He has so much style.