I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalms 139:14

As we live in the 21st Century we are often identified in ways that eliminates our uniqueness.  Because of the masses of people that inhabit the earth it is easier for institutions and organizations to identify us by a digital imprint that does not value or embrace our God given gifts, graces and abilities. 

Digital security cameras snap images, identify us and track our movements in public places. Special EZ passes, store memberships and our credit cards identify us with a bar code that tracks our spending habits, plots our eating establishments and speeds up buying experiences.  Our email addresses identify us to the millions of people who communicate through the Internet.  Our cell phones identify us through a series of 10 numbers that pulls up our name and represents us to the person on the other end of the phone.  These popular ways of being identified seem to negate how God views us.  We are special to God. We were made with the full attention of the all knowing, all powerful and all present God who loves us from the top of our head to the soles of our feet.  

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Matthew 6:26    

God who created the universe took time and designed you to be unique.  You were not made in a factory from a template.  God took time to create you with a unique personality, special gifts, a complex blend of emotions and most of all you were created to be in relationship to God.  

We are all important to God. God did not create any mistakes. Some people have been told that they were a mistake and that they were not really supposed to be here. Other people have been hurt so much by the events of life they feel that God does not love them and that their existence on earth is futile.   The vicissitudes of this life can create havoc in our lives like a tsunami or hurricane but we should be encouraged as we embrace the words of Jesus. 

 33 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 

We are more than just a digital imprint, a series of numbers or an email address.  We are God’s creation created to praise and worship God. God made us a little lower than the angels and crowned us as royalty to be stewards of the earth.  Our praise is our response to God for God creating us.