Jehovah Hosenu, Our Maker
God is Our Maker. He didn’t just form Adam from the dust and Eve from a rib and divorce Himself from the people-making process.
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker. (Psalm 95:6)
My brother was part of a robotics project during his senior year of college. He’s an electrical engineer, and this was one of his core classes. They had to build a robot that could traverse a maze and put out a fire.
I heard a lot about this robot. My brother described it and its capabilities to me in detail. How it moved. How it processed information. How it was programed to play Happy Birthday after it put out the fire.
Because my brother had made this robot, he knew exactly what it could do and how it could function most effectively.
You probably know where I’m going with this, don’t you? In Psalm 95, we find another of God’s names that is rich with meaning. Jehovah Hosenu, Our Maker.
God is Our Maker. He didn’t just form Adam from the dust and Eve from a rib and divorce Himself from the people-making process. God is part of every birth. Psalm 139 tells us that God actively knits us together in our mother’s wombs. He is fully present in our development before we are even born.
And while our physical appearances are certainly part of what He shapes, He is more focused on our individual souls. Our physical bodies are temporary. Just tents that we live in for a limited amount of time. What God is more concerned with is who we are as a person, and that is the shape of our souls.
God gives you gifts. He gives you dreams. He gives you talents. He gives you a unique perspective on the world. He infuses you with passions designed to bless other people in His name.
And as our maker, He understands how we work. He knows our limits, and He knows what we can accomplish if we would only entrust our futures to Him.
So if you’re in a place where you don’t know what you’re supposed to do with yourself, ask your Maker. If you feel stuck at your job, ask your Maker what He made you to do. If you are exhausted because you’ve pushed yourself too hard, as your Maker what you need to do in order to be restored.
Jehovah Hosenu, our maker, knows how we function. He has the instruction manual to our lives. And it’s time we started asking for directions.
Questions for Reflection
What is a quirk or eccentricity in yourself that you have always doubted had a purpose?
How has God used your unique perspective or gift to bless others?
How are some ways God has taught you how to take care of yourself?
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