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! 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 (Psalm 139:13-16 MESSAGE).
God made you and then broke the mold. Every single baby is a brand new idea from the mind of God. Scan history for your replica; you won't find it. God tailor-made you. You aren't one of many bricks in the mason's pile or one of a dozen bolts in the mechanic's drawer. You are it!
And if you aren't you, we won't ever get you. The world misses out. You offer a gift to society that no one else brings. When you and I do what we do the best, and do it for the glory of God, the Bible says that we are "marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body" (Romans 12:5 MESSAGE). You play no small part because there is no small part to be played when God crafts you. God "shaped each person in turn" (Psalm 33:15 MESSAGE). We need you to be you. And you need to be you.
Because when God made you, he broke the mold!
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