when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
This is my favorite passage in the Bible. When I was in high school I gave a poem recital and the teacher let me use this chapter for my speech. It speaks to me because NOTHING makes me feel more special than the realization that God created me...ME! He knit me together in my mother's womb. He knew the plan and path my life would take. He lovingly created me just the way I am. As comforting as that is, I was surprised to find out that others in my group didn't feel the way I did. These scriptures made them uncomfortable...because they struggle with who they are and I guess why God made them the way he did.
These scriptures somehow give me relief and take off pressure. They remind me that I am an original. There is no one just like me. He meant to make me the way I am. He loves me and so should I. It also changes how I view other people because if God made "them" a certain way...who am I to want to change "them" etc... Does that make sense? So instead of comparing or competing with others who are not me, I'm changing my focus and purposely praising him for his handiwork. It's not an easy task...especially if you struggle with certain things about yourself...but the Master loves every little hair on your head. He of course put them there...why wouldn't he?:) Isn't that an amazing truth!
Have a blessed day.
Picture is taken from a Gap store front.