God's Creation

Bison are created in such a way that their natural inclination is to look down; the design of their necks makes it difficult for them to look up. In contrast, giraffes are designed in a way that makes looking up easy; the way their necks are makes it difficult for them to look down. Two creatures created by the same God but with distinctively different body parts and purposes. Giraffes eat leaves from branches above. Bison eat grass from the ground below. Food is provided for both and neither has to become like the other to eat.

As we look at the animals as well as people around us, we are reminded that God made each of us unique for a specific purpose. One person's natural tendency to look up and see the full picture, while another looks down and focuses on details. In any case each are important. One is no better than the other. God gave us individual talents and spiritual gifts so that we can work together as a body.

Human beings are the crowning jewel of creation, and we shine the brightest not when we see our own likeness reflected in others but when each of us performs the unique functions that God designed for us to perform. "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them" (Rom. 12:6). By God's wise designing we are wonderfully make, every part essential and in perfect balance. There are no unimportant members in the body of Christ.


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