Most of us are rather strange. We want to live long lives but develop habits that shorten them. We want to be free, yet we make ourselves slaves to sin. We could be saints, but we choose to be sinners. We desire immortality but refuse it because we reject Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord - the only path to eternal life.
Long ago, David the Psalmist asked, “O Lord, what is man that You care for him, the son of man that You think of him?”
Often, we neglect to think about the fact that God created us in His image. We did not evolve from nor ascend from some lower life. We are different from all animals in many ways - physically, mentally, socially - but most of all we have a spiritual nature that no living animal has.
We are what we are because God made us the way we are. If God wanted us to be different from the way we are, we would be. So, what we do matters to God. What happens to each of us matters to God. We are created in His image, and that of itself makes us uniquely different and special - especially to God.
The fact that we are created in the image of God puzzled the Psalmist. So, he decided to ask God, “Why are you concerned with the human race?”
Years later the question was answered: because He loves us. Remember what Jesus said: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Man: different by design. Different because of God’s love.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for a love that is eternal and the opportunity to enjoy a life that is eternal. Your love makes us special. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: O Lord, what is man that You care for him, the son of man that You think of him? Psalm 144:3