I am breaking rule #2 today.
2) Use only small words, four letters or less.
And I am invoking rule #3.
3) Change the rules when necessary.
I sure am glad I left that loophole open, because I sure do love this word.
My favorite word in the Bible that starts with “M” is “Maker”.
I’ve noticed lately that artists of all kinds are calling themselves “makers”.
The Original Maker was, indeed, an artist.
But the term is nothing new.
“Come, let us bow down in worship before the Lord our Maker.” Ps. 95:6
“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Ps. 121:2
“He is the Maker of heaven and earth and everything in them.” Ps. 146:6
“Let Israel rejoice in their Maker.” Ps. 149:2
God is a Maker with a capital “M”.
We have been made by Him.
“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
The Hebrew word for “knit” is similar to our word for “embroidered”. In other words, He didn’t print off a copy and slap us together with some scotch tape. No! He used the very finest of handiwork, creating detail upon detail. Each stitch was an artful expression, resulting in a one-of-a-kind. Our word “embryo” comes from this beautiful root word “embroidery”.
The Bible opens with the Lord making one thing after another.
“So God made the expanse…”
“God made two great lights…”
“God made the wild animals…”
He made the seventh day holy.
He made a man from the dust.
He made a woman from the rib.
It was good.
For a little bit.
Until it wasn’t.
So the Maker kept on making.
“The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife.” Gen. 3:21
Then the Maker kept on making.
God was pleased to reconcile to Himself all things by
“making peace through Jesus’ blood, shed on the cross.” Col. 1:20
And the Maker will keep on making.
“I am making everything new!” Rev. 21:5
We have been made in the image of God.
Let’s be like Him and make something good today.
My favorite word in the Bible that starts with “M” is MAKER.