YOU: A Masterpiece in Progress

Here’s a devotion from Daily Grace for Teens:

“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 soul, I am marvelously made!”

Psalm 139:13-14

King David had a way with words, as well as with a sling and stones. David was unique–just as unique as you are. God crafted you. And there is no one like you. One version of Psalm 139 says that God knitted you together. Consider the implications of that image. Knitting is a careful, step-by-step method of creating something. This means that you aren’t just another mass-produced clone, rolling off an assembly line.

You are a carefully planned, meticulously created individual, place with love on this planet by a Master Artist. And the good news doesn’t stop there. You aren’t the kind of work of art that just hangs in a gallery, waiting to be admired. The Bible promises that you are created to do “good works” that God has prepared for you to do. So you don’t just have artistic merit; you have a purpose. You have function as well as form.

So the next time competition from peers at school–or messages from the media–make you feel like you aren’t attractive enough, intelligent enough, or physically gifted, remember who made you. He made you carefully, He made you lovingly, and He made you for a purpose. And you are precisely attractive enough, smart enough, and everything-else-enough to accomplish all that your heavenly Father has planned for you in your life.


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