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Topic: Design (01/19/04)
TITLE: The Signature Collection of the Ultimate Designer.
By Lucynda Gullia
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Oh, yes the joys of designing…..taking in an array of ideas and joining them all together to form something that’s purely exquisite! I’m sure you’ve seen the passion and impeccable attention to detail of every designer. A designer is a creative and technical professional who designs within a specific theme for a specific purpose and a specific market; one who brings forth from conception a creation.
There is a pride and delight that comes after the completion of every design. To see a creation now being put to use, being worn, driven, lived in, or used by the consumer is definitely the pride and glory of the designer, because every design is a refection of his/herself. To have the rich and famous adorning the designs of the creator – oh what bliss! But indecorum form is a disgrace and is disenchanting to the heart of every designer, when they see their magnificent creations being used and abused in ways never intended them.
To see top name designers wears on the top 10 worst dressed list is not only disheartening, but an embarrassment. To see a home so laboriously designed, to have been put to use, and kept without esteem or care of keeping to heart the purpose and look of the intent of the designer, is a disgruntled event to even the most elite of the elite designers.
Yet let’s talk about greatest designer…. I could throw out such names such as Bob Mackie, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, and the likes. They are all great, but not the greatest. The ten best dressed men and women in the country dressed in their fashions would make the worst dressed list in comparison to the designs for the Ultimate Designer!
The Ultimate designer I am talking about is Elohiym! He is God! - The One and Only; the Master of Design. He is the creator of the Heavens and the Earth.
Hang on, that’s not all that He created! Elohiym created man in his own image, and created everything that is living and creeping (Gen. 1:20-24). All His work is perfect and all His creations He made for rejoicing and all people for gladness (Isaiah 65:18). The whole Earth is filled with His Glory.
He designed this plan from the beginning for His glory. Unfortunately, this perfect plan from the beginning of time became a faux pas due to sin and disobedience. So, He then gave to us His Son - Jesus Christ. What a perfect design He gave to us! This perfect gift was given to us so that we may clothe ourselves in Him.
My Friend, as we read in Ephesians 2:10, you and I are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus - to do good works, which was His ultimate ordination from the beginning of time. This design He created, was for you and I to become sons and daughters so we could reflect Him. Every thing He designed was with intricate detail and purpose.
Elohiym, the ultimate designer - is Love. So the joy of Him is to see us walking in Love.
We are to clothe ourselves in Love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony and perfection.
Unlike even the most elite designers, He does not have to strive each year to come up with a new plan and a new creation. His plans are perfect, and so there is no need of changing year in and year out. It is you and I that He changes year in and year out, into the same image of Himself, from glory to glory. We our His choice possession, the rich and famous, called to sport His richest designs of Love. All that He has designed is beautiful, full of life, vibrant color, and in one of a kind uniqueness, yet still created in His image and with His attention to detail, so perfectly made.
So let us not be an embarrassment to the Ultimate Designer – Elohiym. Let us walk about being sons and daughters, in the image of God, and let us be true representative of His Son Jesus Christ in everything we do and everything that we live out. Let it be Love that we adorn, for in this is the signature collection of the Ultimate Designer. The world will know that we are truly His disciples because of Love.