On His Behalf

Published on Jul 9, 2018
Category: Devotion | Poems

Genesis 1:26 (NIV) – Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

The earth and the sun
The skies, stars, and moon
The birds, trees and the bees
Everything that crawls, walks or flies
That which we can and cannot see
Came to be when He said, Let there be

But out of dust came man and his mate
In His very own image, them did He create
Them He called His precious dear children
And made them in-charge of all of creation
To rule and subdue and to use wisely
The resources that He has given freely

Yes, to look after on His behalf, He has called us
Stewards of all that He has graciously given us
For talents, resources received we need to give
An account, for the way we use and how we live
So may we ever responsible be, with every single thing
Even our very lives, be to Him, a fragrant offering

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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