The jury is still out on whether this virus was "made" in a lab, or just "made" by accident of nature. Regardless it's certainly made a lot of havoc in our fear factors affecting our lifestyles, our liberties, and our economy. The word "made" by definition is: "... made or formed in a particular place or by a particular process. Google That definition could apply to a place in China and a process used in a lab. Just sayin'
But on the lighter side, when we use the word made, it refers to manufacturing of mass produced products, or "home made" or "made by hand". All involve a process that a person has envisioned, invented, and tried. Nothing is made until there's a manifestation and real life tangible substance. And we value it for how it's made.
We value something mass produced because there's consistency in quality and function from one to another. The expectation is met in the market place by the consumer. But we also value something custom made that's unique, one-of-a-kind, special, and stand alone. High Tech creates a need for High Touch.
A bakery or restaurant is expected to produce fresh food made that day by a baker or a chef, compared to the can of soup that was 'made' in a factory who knows when. For some of us, though, having all those factory made tins and packages of food has been our saving grace during this confinement. We dream about when we can go into a restaurant again, sit down next to and across from our family, friends, and clients and enjoy REAL food we didn't have to make ourselves.
I love the comment by an immigrant who remarked when their child was born in Canada that it was "made in Canada". Psalm 139:14 says, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." The human body is still the most complex organism ever made. Scientists are still trying to find out how we're made, wanting to duplicate us in Artificial Intelligence. God forbid!
I'm involved in Jesmic Inc, a business that makes and sells Sun Catcher Pendants made by hand. The "mic" at the end of the name stands for "made in Canada". If we ever have them made in a foreign country, like India where we grew up, the "mic" will stand for "marketed in Canada". We have it covered.
Even if someone made a smart remark, it manifest as words, with vibration and frequency that made it real. So that saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me" isn't true. It is a saying made to combat the hurt and harm of words. It doesn't work. Bullying is often made without violence or physical attack, but the accusations, or teasing, cut to the quick of the heart and soul. The memories are real and so are the obstacles in life caused by them.
When we have a fight with someone and don't speak for awhile, but then reconcile we use the expression, "We made up." Or when something breaks and gets fixed, it's "made right". We are just making things all the time, in our thoughts, our words, and our deeds.
God says He made it all to begin with: "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:3 There. The word "made" is in one little verse three times. I think it's pretty clear. And I don't think he made the corona virus. I think He made the parts and they got 'made' into something bad by bad people. Just sayin'
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Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).