"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked
to a mere mortal," wrote C. S. Lewis. It's true--each one of
us is a special creation of God.
Believe it or not--no one else is just like you. Your
physical appearance, your voice and personality traits--your habits,
intelligence, personal tastes--all these make you one of a kind. Even
your fingerprints distinguish you from every other human being--past,
present or future. You are not the product of some cosmic assembly
line; you are unique.
But the most important fact of your identity is that God created
you in His own image (Genesis 1:27). He made you so you could share
in His creation, could love and laugh and know Him person to person.
You are special indeed!
The Bible reveals God's total interest in you as an individual. The
psalmist wrote in one of his most beautiful prayers, "I will
praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm
139:14). God knew you even before you were born. Then, and now, He
has plans just for you, plans conceived in love.
As we appreciate God's constant concern for us, we really begin to
grasp the awfulness of sin. He loves you and me so much; yet how often
we go our own way, turning our backs on Him. God's designs for our
lives are then blocked; His mercies do not come to the unwilling.
But even here we are precious to God, for He continues to love us
even when we pay Him no mind. He still sees us as individuals with
great value. No wonder the psalmist declared, "How precious are
Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! if I should
count them, they are more in number than the sand" (Psalm 139:17,
18). God is not an unfeeling, cold-hearted monarch of the heavens.
He feels our pains; He shares our sorrows. He cares, and He considers
each one of us important enough to love.
In fact, He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die for
our sins. "Herein is love," the Bible says, "not that
we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation
(full payment) for our sins" (1 John 4:10).
Because you and I are special to God, He wants to forgive us and
give us a full, meaningful life. When we trust in Jesus Christ and
let Him put our lives together, the Bible says that we become "God's
masterpieces, created in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:10). Can
anyone be more special than that?
Yes, you are valuable to God! If you have never trusted Jesus Christ
for your salvation, you can pray something like this today:
"Lord, thank You for sending Jesus Christ to die for my sins
and rise from the dead so that I can know Your forgiveness and live
with You forever. Right now I ask Him to be my Savior so that I can
live as the special creation that You intended me to be."
The above Scriptural tract printed with the permission from "Good
My name is Beka Stewart. Iíve been blessed to grow up in a
Christian home. I was about eight years old when I understood
in my heart that I was a sinner and Jesus died for me and I had also
seen how much He meant to people all around me and so I prayed and
asked Him to save me and now I have no doubt that I will spend eternity
in Heaven with God.
After I was saved I knew that I should be reading my Bible and praying,
not to mention going to church and Awana (a Christian youth organization),
but I would only pray when I needed help and the times I read the
Bible, I would understand it in my head but not in my heart.
Pretty soon I knew something was missing because I was so lonely.
So I began to pray more and when I prayed it was just me and God.
I began to have devotions and I realized that was another way God
talks to me and I also saw how to apply it to my life. The more
I became friends with God I wanted to change things in my life so
they would please Him, not me. And as a result Heís blessed
me in so many little ways. In my life, things are not perfect
nor will they ever be. God didnít try to bribe people to know
Him, Heís only offered a free gift. And as a Christian I have
found more love, truth and joy/peace in God than anyone else can give
and now in response to all Heís given I want to serve Him my whole
life in whatever He has planned.
(The date that Beka authored this is unknown)