King David said “For You formed my inward parts…” (Psalm 139: 13)
The other day while walking with my husband through the woods, I asked him to take a picture of a drop of frozen water. He only had his phone at that moment, so he asked me to put my finger close, to be able to easier focus on this small drop.
Later when I saw the photo, my eyes were not fixed on the drop, but on the unique design of my fingerprint. Have you ever noticed how special yours are?
What a wonderful design God made in each one of us. Every fiber, every nerve and muscle of our body were formed by God.
With such detail and love God has created us! He is so good, and loves us with so much mercy. Despite our evil, He has not destroyed this planet yet – He still gives us opportunity to repent of our evil ways and seek Him, because God says “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” (Ezekiel 33:11)
Let’s take a look at our lives in the year that has passed. How is your soul? Do you have a clear conscience, free from offense to God and your neighbor?
You and I have the freedom to do what we want. We can ignore God if we choose so, and deny his name, we can offend our brother or take advantage at the expense of our neighbor. In spite of all the evil in us, God does not want us harm, rather the opposite – He is waiting for us as a father is waiting for the return of his only son who has wandered away from him.
The eyes of God are fixed on each and one of us. Even if we have distanced ourselves from Him, God is still extending His arms to embrace and help us.
May we in this year, 2019, put God first in our lives, seeking Him in prayer. If you struggle with faith, ask Him to help you believe, as the apostles asked “Lord, increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). May our day begin and end with Him. May we seek to know Him more, and thus become more like Him and less like ourselves.
May we this year reflect Jesus in each act and gesture of our lives, and may our families and friends see the character of Jesus reflected in us, and thus get to know Him. We are only weak human beings, lacking power to change our character by ourselves. But if we make use of grace, and confess our faith in Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we can make the impossible possible.
“He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1: 6)