“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 (ESV)
Students in an English class were asked to write a paper about themselves. While most of the students smiled and made a comment about their “unimportant lives,” one student commented that he thought all lives were important. He said, “I knew my life was important…it was the most important thing I possessed and I wanted to make my life count.” What was intended to be an 18 page assignment became 322 pages for this student.
In Psalm 139, the psalmist affirms the importance of life, from its earliest stages. Before your mother was even wondering if she was pregnant, God was forming you and seeing every detail of your life. While some people, maybe even yourself, have considered your life unimportant, God loves you so much that He has been spearheading the “You Venture.”
Oh, how great a calling to live a life with the understanding that God was there at your beginning, “making a wonderful work,” and He will be there at your last breath and all of the days in between. Living with that understanding, we have the privilege of affirming the significance of every life around us.
Yes, the unforeseen pregnancy may be frightening, the moody teenager perplexing. Yet despite the idiosyncrasies, God knows every fiber of their beings and has a plan for their lives.
Do you believe that God makes important things?
Practical Application: Think about your life and write down your story, highlighting God through it all. Looking forward, listen to someone else’s story (it could even be a stranger on a plane). Perhaps you will have the opportunity to speak importance into their story.