Vital Signs - Thursday, April 16, 2020

You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman. — Max Lucado

The human body is fascinating. Not just in the way it looks but in the way it manages all of the systems. Take illnesses, for instance. When a foreign object, like a germ, gets into our body, our white blood cells congregate to eradicate the germ. Most of the time, the germ is annihilated and we stay healthy.

Or take a bone in the human body when it’s been broken. Bone repair begins within a few hours of the injury. A blood clot forms, cells are sent in to clean up the area, and new blood vessels are formed to expedite the healing process. Collagen moves in and forms a callus, which mimics a new bone, but is much softer. This holds it all in place while the new bone forms.

Does all of that just happen? No, this type of precision in forming the human body and the ways it works was created by God. And because of that, we are considered God’s workmanship, His masterpiece. We are literally God’s works of art.

But we don’t always feel like it, do we? On any given day, we…

...complain about our personalities.

...wished we were taller.

…aspire to have someone else’s body.

...prefer to be gifted like our friend.

God didn’t make a mistake in creating you. He did not miscalculate any part of bringing you into existence. He knew every aspect of your being before you took a breath of air outside your mother’s womb. He set your hair texture, eye color, height, and personality makeup. And in doing all of this in His perfect way, He knew exactly how He would use your unique composition to impact our world.

So, the next time you feel bad about yourself or wish you looked differently, remember that God did not make a mistake. Quite the contrary. You are His work of art. You are His workmanship.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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