In a passage familiar to many, David, the Psalmist, reflects on how the Lord knits us together in our mother’s womb… intricately woven. (139:13,15).
Have you ever watched an expert knit? The work starts with a single thread, then one-at-a-time and with amazing skill, the threads are transformed into a complex garment—a masterpiece of color and shape. There are no two alike. There was not another David. There will not be another you.
When a skilled potter shapes the clay into a vessel, it is designed to be useful. It is adorned with design and a “cloak” of glaze for beauty, so the vessel becomes a wonder to behold. In fact, we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:10)
Why? You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
You are royalty! Not forgotten. You are valuable to God. It is intended that we live to proclaim Him. His last instruction was to come alongside the nations to disciple them using the skills the Lord has graciously given you, which are one off…unique. See what that might look like for you by registering at MissionNext to discover a myriad of options that are surprisingly well suited for you, whatever your profession. Teachers and IT professionals are especially needed. The service is free.
Nelson Malwitz, Founder
Nelson was raised in the C&MA and attended Urbana in college. A Chemical Engineer worked in R&D positions 33 years. with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) in what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext, and serves on the Board. He has been in 45 countries to work with leaders of leaders and see multiple cultures first hand.