YOU are special…focus for 2023!

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

Sarah Hupp writes, “Did you know you started out as a single cell, and within that cell was enough DNA to hold the equivalent of 1000 volumes of coded blueprints? A thousand!!

Or that the DNA in that one cell determined the color of your hair and eyes, the shape of your nose, and the size of your ring finger? 

Did you know nobody else has your fingerprints… the same sparkling eyes… the same laugh… or looks at things the way you do?

You’re an original, and it didn’t happen by accident. God designed your DNA. He made you the way He wanted you to be. He gave you your voice, your smile, your freckles, your curly hair, all those things that make you who you are. And because God made you, you are special to Him and to others… in fact, the world wouldn’t be complete without YOU. 

No wonder the psalmist said, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14). Maybe you’re thinking, “Yeah, but you don’t know the limitations I live with. And when it comes to my self-image, I struggle every day to feel like I measure up.” 

Pastor Jim Penner says: “I’ve talked with and prayed for many who are dealing with physical issues… disease, diabetes, cancers, struggles with weight, muscular or autoimmune disease. 

The limitation the human family deals with on a daily basis are endless. 

Yet the Apostle Paul when he was writing to the Church in Ephesus wrote these words. Ephesians 2:10 says, “You are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” God knew exactly what He was doing when He made You. You are unique in all the world. So, go live like it…today.

And that makes You special.