A young lad of eight made a wooden boat. It looked very good. He went off to the seaside on holiday, and with great excitement he took his boat down to the beach to sail his creation. Off it went – but it kept going off – further and further away – until he realised he had lost it. It was gone. On the final day of the family holiday he looked in the toy shop window – and there was his boat. Someone had found it and rescued it. Pointing this out to his dad, father encouraged him to go in and buy it. Out he came, with his prized possession in his arms, and with these words – “I made you – I lost you – I have bought you back – you are twice mine!” Made by God – for a world marred and scarred and broken by sin – and sin’s sad consequences. – that is you. Made by God – to be part of the answer to this world’s massive struggle – that is you.