“Celebrating How God Made Us”
Today’s message is titled “Celebrating How God Made Us.” In preparing for this message, I was looking all the way(s) God makes each of us different and I couldn’t believe how big this list can be. We are all uniquely different from each other. Some with blue eyes some with brown, some with black hair others with blond some tall and some short. Not only did God create us with different outside appearances but he also made us with different giftings, personalities and minds. We will talk about that more later but right now let’s see through God’s word how he created us.
Psalms 139:13-14 (NLT)You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
Are we seeing this? Every birth is a divine creation by God Himself. Yet how many of us would say that they are unsatisfied with how they look as a person? How many of us secretly say to ourselves over and over throughout the day – I wish I was like …
How must God interpret that kind of envious self-talk? After all if we take God’s word to heart we have to understand we were made by God in our mothers’ womb. The word of God says we were knit together by God himself. He made all our delicate inner parts and brought them together.
Then the Psalmist praises God by saying that his workmanship is marvelous. Do you know what I don’t see? I don’t see that the Psalmist makes exceptions for our disabilities. In other words, I don’t read – how marvelous are your works except for those who aren’t made perfect. And by the way who is made perfect?
My point in all of this is that if God wanted us to be perfect could he have made each of us perfect? Perfection as it relates to this earth went out the window with the fall of Adam & Eve. As I heard all my Christian life – sin changed everything!
Does that mean God’s hands are tied and what He makes in people since the fall of Adam and Eve today is bad or undesirable? No of course not. But part of our issue is how we judge our outward appearance against others. So just how you think we should look? Should we be 5’10? or should we be 5’1″? Should we have blond hair or brown hair? And those comparisons go on and on forever. The bigger question we should ask ourselves is why are we here on this earth anyway? Are we here to draw attention and glory and fame to ourselves? No – we are here to make Jesus our hero, to make Him worthy of all praise honor and glory. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
God made us marvelous in that we are created in His image and for His glory. Our life should not be looked at in terms of how we were created but how we can honor God with how He made each of us. If we can learn to turn the mirror of life not on ourselves but on others then we will learn the value of becoming not a movie star model but a beautiful person on the inside, a reflection of God.
Blessings – Pastor Tim.