By Ted Griffin
Millions of snowflakes fall every year around the world, and yet no two snowflakes are alike! If a hundred artists spent a year designing as many snowflakes, they couldn’t come up with the same variety. Every single snowflake is completely unique.
Equally astounding is the variety of human beings who have lived, now live, and will live on the planet Earth.
God has created each one of us as a unique creation!
Believe it or not -- no one else is just like you. Your physical appearance, your voice and personality traits -- your habits, intelligence, personal tastes -- all these make you one of a kind. Even your fingerprints distinguish you from every other human being -- past, present, and future. You are not the product of some cosmic assembly line;
you are unique.
But the most important fact of your identity is that God created you in His own image (Genesis 1:27). He made you so you could share in His creation, could love and laugh and know Him person to person. You are special indeed!
The Bible reveals God’s total interest in you as an individual. The psalmist wrote in one of his most beautiful prayers,
“I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
God knew you even before you were born. Then, and now, He has plans just for you, plans conceived in love.
As we appreciate God’s constant concern for us, we really begin to grasp the awfulness of sin. He loves you and me so much; yet how often we go our own way, turning our backs on Him. God’s designs for our lives are then blocked; His mercies do not come to the unwilling.
But even when we turn from Him, we are precious to God. He continues to love us even when we pay no attention to Him. He still sees us as individuals with great value (Psalm 139:17-18).
God is not an unfeeling, cold-hearted ruler of the heavens. He feels our pains; He shares our sorrows. He cares, and He considers each one of us important enough to love.
In fact, He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die for our sins. The Bible says that this is love:
“not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation [full payment] for our sins” (1 John 4:10).
Because you and I are special to God, He wants to forgive us and give us a full, meaningful life. Can anyone be more special than that?
Yes, you are valuable to God!
If you have never trusted Jesus Christ for your salvation, you can pray something like this today:
Lord, thank You for sending Jesus Christ to die for my sins and rise from the dead so that I can know Your forgiveness and live with You forever. Right now I ask Him to be my Savior so that I can live as the unique creation which You intended me to be.
from Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Il.