“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. How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!” – Psalm 139:13-17, NIV
I was reading a Lent devotional written by someone who had a totally different slant on the subject we were studying. I was appalled,
I didn’t want to listen; I wondered why the writer was using this odd illustration, when it occurred to me the two of us are unique, different, loved by God. The writer had every right to discuss the topic as she saw fit, just as I have every right
to look at it as I do. God created every person that has ever lived, or will ever live, as a unique creation. No two people are alike.
I remember when I heard that, as a child, I was awed!
How could I be different than anyone else? Weren’t there at least two people alike in the whole universe? According to David, writer of this Psalm, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. When I think about someone having the exact same
parents, lineage, experiences, name and more, I know we are each unique. Not even twins have everything the same.
What does this have to do with the end times? Everything! It is because God loves
each of us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die that we may live. It is because Jesus died and resurrected to live again that we may have life. It is because He has life that He is soon returning for His own – those who know Him –
to live with Him forever. The purpose of our being aware of the end times is so that we may prepare, that we may know Him and that we may go with Him. I am ready! Are you?
- Patty, 3-17-16