Allow me to introduce you to our sweet, precious Granddaughter, Stella Claire Furrow.
When I first heard her name I thought it was simply beautiful and I had to do a quick search to discover what each name meant.
Stella means star; and Claire means clear and bright. What a perfect name for this little girl. Clear, bright star! She is definitely our star. She is a gift from the Creator, the maker of heaven and earth, the One who hung the stars in the sky and knows each one by name.
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” – Psalm 147:4NIV
The greatest responsibility Stella’s parents have is to introduce their little star, Stella, to the One who created her. As Creator, God knit this little one together in her mother’s womb. He designed every bit of her, from the number of hairs on her head (and there are many!), right down to her tiny little toes.
There is nothing about this little girl that God is not intimately aware of and intends to use for his glory; and Stella must learn that. Why is it important for Stella Claire to know God as her Creator — as The Creator? Because this is who God is: Creator.
God’s own Word reveals God to us as the Creator from Genesis to Revelation. Genesis 1:1 tells us that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He did not just rearrange matter, or sort out what was already here, God created everything from nothing with his Word and by his will.
In the beginning, there was nothing apart from or in addition to God – God in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son made all things (John 1:1-3) as God the Holy Spirit prepared creation for the life that God the Father’s Word brought forth (Genesis 1:2).
God’s throne room in heaven, which Revelation describes for us, clearly shows God eternally praised as the Creator.
“Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.’” – Revelation 4:9-11 NIV
Believing God is the Creator is not optional for Christians. Throughout the Bible God tells us he is the Creator, and defines faith as believing this! The writer of Hebrews explains this: Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see… by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
Whether Stella Claire decides to accept these facts as truth is up to her. No one can force her to believe. No one can believe for her. Nevertheless, in her heart of hearts, she will always know the truth; everyone does.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20 NIV
As we choose to believe on God as the Creator, it helps us to understand more fully that he owns us and therefore has a right to us because he made us for his purpose. This is tremendously freeing because we no longer have to struggle to find our place, our identity, or our reason for living; as the Apostle Paul says, in him we live and move and have our being.
God created each one of us and has a plan for our lives, just as he has for our sweet Stella, and it is perfect. As we accept God’s sovereignty as Creator over us, we will find that we can accept his engineering of every circumstance of our lives for our good and his eternal glory. In addition, as we recognize his glorious wisdom in our circumstances our complaints will cease and our witness to his goodness will increase.
Are you searching for purpose? For identity? For reason? For worth? The answers you are seeking are found in your Creator.
As Stella Claire works with God to accomplish his plan and purpose for her life then her name will become her testimony:
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3 NIV
Welcome to the world, Stella Claire Furrow 💕
This summer (2016) I have chosen to highlight an attribute of God each week in the blog posts. For the entire catalog of attributes, please click on this link:
Attributes of God