I want you to think about who you are – what you look like, what you can do or can’t do, what you like or dislike.
Stand up if you are…
- Blond hair/Brown hair/Black hair/Ginger hair
- Brown eyes/Blue eyes/Green or Grey eyes
- Can curl your tongue/Not curl your tongue
- Whistle/Not whistle
- Rub tummy and pat head/Not rub tummy and pat head
- Like marmite/Hate marmite
There are lots of things that make you who you are. There are lots of things that make you unique and different from everybody else.
In the Bible we are told that God has made each one of us just the way he wants us to be.
In Psalm 139 which is a song that a king called David wrote, we are told that while you were in your mummy’s tummy’s (mummy’s womb) God was carefully making you into just the person He wanted you to be. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13).
I’ve brought along with me a balloon. I can make this balloon into a something. For example a dog. I shaped and moulded and twisted and turned it so that it’s just the way I want it to be.
When you were in your mummy’s tummy God did that! He shaped you into you and you’re just the way God wants you to be because God doesn’t make mistakes. He has made you special.
So when you look in a mirror, you are looking at someone God had made, someone who is special, and someone that God loves very much.
Isn’t that a wonderful thing?
In David’s song Psalm 139, he sings “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
So let’s thank and praise God that He has made each of us special and that He loves us very much!