Is it just me or do we have a preoccupation at present with finding out who we are and where we came from? From stargazing to history weaving, it seems to discover and understand our place in the cosmos and relation to other humans on our beautiful, fragile blue planet drives us.
The global nature of the world at present reminds us that we are all intimately connected, and yet there is a cry at the heart of each of us to be recognised as unique, exceptional and worthy of love.
The wonder of science is the discovery that while we are all interconnected, we are all utterly distinct. Our very DNA speaks to our uniqueness. We are more than the sum of the DNA inherited from generations who have gone before us.
Our individuality is of supreme importance to the One who created us. The One who set the stars in the sky and sand on the shore designed you from before the beginning of time.
Psalm 139: 13-16 The Message
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
You formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God - you're breathtaking!
Body and should, I am marvellously made!
I worship in adoration - what a creation!
You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
How I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
All the stages of my life were spread out before you.
The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.
We are born of the overflow of the perfect love that flows in, through and between God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We are the ultimate evidence of the creative genius at work in the universe.
So, who do you think you are? You are more than you know.
Psalm 139:17-18 The Message
Your thoughts - how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
I couldn't even begin to count them -
Anymore than I could count the sand of the sea.
You have a unique identity that has been lovingly conceived and crafted in the mind and heart of Love. You were born out of Love, and this magnificent Love says that you are significant, that you represent a unique aspect of his nature and personality and that you are loved.
Let the God of Heaven and Earth, the One from whom all life has its being, tell you who you are today.
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