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Most of all, he is the creator. He created the universe and those who inhabit it; and in creating us, he made us in his own image, so that his personality and capacities are reflected in our minds, bodies and immortal spirits. So we are, by nature, creators as well.
– Paul M. Johnson
Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney
When God delays in prospering our businesses or promoting our newest product, it is so that we may die to our own ideas, our own egos. After the delay, we often experience the joy of experiencing God’s best for us.
Jesus repeats Martha’s name with deep affection as he chides her. She will have remembered the message; stop fussing. Because she learned the lesson, it is Martha, not Mary, who has a place in the calendar of saints (on July 29). It is sometimes the things we are told in public reproof that touch us deepest and bring us close to God.