"Let there be light"
These are the first words recorded in scripture. The first recorded words of God. The very first creation, and the beginning of the story of the world we live in. From that moment everything that exists was created, and set into motion everything that was meant to be.
Consider this, however. Before the Lord even began to utter these words, before the story of our existence, and before eternity which God existed in before He created us, He knew us. Not just as a whole; He knew you. But not just you. He knew you individually, He knew who you are and who you would be. He knew every detail about you. He knew what you would look like, what your desires and interests would be, what your struggles would be, an what you would face in life. He knows your future and your characteristics, and He knows you better than you know yourself now.
I don't know about you, but just thinking about it blows my mind! Why would an all-knowing, all-powerful God who created everything through spoken word, take the time to value me individually? What is it about you and me that makes us His prize creation? Concider everything else around us; the stars, planets, seas, plants, animals, etc. It seems like everything around us is so much more majestic. Why would He value us over anything else?
Notice in Genisus that God created only one thing by hand, He crafted us, shaped us and took His time on us.
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genisus 2:7
Everything else was spoken into exsistance. But our already perfect creator took extra time to make sure that we were made just right. We were created in His image, we bear the very image of God. God is our sculptor and He values His masterpiece above anything else.
I am totally blown away by all of this! If you have read this far and aren't in total awe of the majesty and worthiness of our Lord you need to go back and read again. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in the very image of God!
I can say without a doubt that each and every person is special and unique.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." Psalms 19:1
Gods thumbprint is on all of creation, but we are the signature on His masterpiece. We reflect our Lord, lets give God what is His, He is more than worthy of all of our praise and worship. Let's worship Him for how truly awesome He is!