The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed;
but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Throughout history, man’s idea of advancement has been a familiar sequence…
Always higher, always taller, always farther and always wider.
And as it becomes passé and outdated,
the sequence begins again…
Always higher, always taller, always farther and always wider….
A continuing cycle of:
claim, up, down…
reclaim, down, up…
God has a very different approach….
(Nativity / Bartolome Esteban Murillo / Adoration of the Shepherds 1657
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.