The Uniqueness of Each Person
Recently my family had our DNA tested and I was amazed at my daughter’s results. Even though they share the same parents they did not share exact DNA.
Reading their reports gave me a clear understanding of how God created everyone unique. There are no two of us alike. We are each special.
The Bible says that we all are created in the image of God. Therefore, we all have some things in common, things that make up our ‘humanness.’ But do these commonalities make us all identical? Not in the least! Though we have certain traits and characteristics that we share, we’re also very different from one another. Every one of us is unique, a one-of-a-kind. Our uniqueness doesn’t happen by accident. It’s part of God’s grand design and plan.
God forms each one of us lovingly and intentionally. We’re not just an “accident-of-nature”. There’s purpose, planning, and design that led up to our existence.
David talks about the unique role that God plays in bringing us into existence in Psalm 139:13-14.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
God was intentionally involved in making us who we are, both inwardly (“inmost being”) and outwardly (“my frame”). The inner man has to do with our personalities, our mind, will, and emotions, our likes and dislikes, our strengths and weaknesses. The outer man is our physical bodies, our appearance, physical strength, natural coordination, etc. David also notes that God created us with a purpose and destiny in mind, even determining the number of days we would live.
Build a positive inner image in our children
Psalm 139:13-14 is designed to teach children that they are wonderfully made. It helps build a positive inner image of who they are and that God made them on purpose to be who they are and to give them an understanding that they are wonderfully made. Once this image is build they will never again compare themselves to another person.
- Just another way ‘We Fight for the Family’