Ever felt “alone” in a crowded room? Ever felt nameless and faceless or just one among many; here, but not significant? Maybe those are your thoughts today. Those thoughts may tempt you in the days ahead. In either case, this post is for you!
I will praise You, for I am fearfully wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works; and my soul knows it very well, Psalm 139:14.
Meditate can mean “to mumble, or mutter, as under the breath.” Here is a ‘mumbling, muttering, meditating’ exercise: Over and over, say, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” How many thoughts come to mind?
Your heartbeat has a certain rhythm and sound. The iris of your eye is a unique structure, identifying you. Your teeth are unique enough for forensic identification. And then there are fingerprints, footprints, and voiceprints. Each is unique.
Don’t forget space and time. Your ‘space’ is the family to which you were born. Are you the firstborn, the middle child, the youngest, or an only child? And why were you not born in the 1800’s instead of the 1900’s? That’s time.
God, the Master Creator, didn’t create with a cookie cutter or an assembly line. He spoke and what came into being is unique. No two things alike, not even snowflakes!
You are uniquely you in order to glorify Him in ways uniquely yours. Wanting to be someone else wastes time and grieves our Father. Our uniqueness is a gift from Him. It is to be celebrated, employed, and respected. Embrace what He has done in you. Your uniqueness is testimony to His greatness and His worthiness to be worshipped. You really are one in billions!
See it in The Message Bible:
I thank you, High God–You’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration–what a creation! (v.14)
You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was scultpted from nothing into something. (v. 15)
Soli Deo Gloria!