You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139: 13-16 NLT)

If you pick up the average grammar school science book in most of our public schools today you will read that you are the result of some kind of freak happenstance. Some believe you climbed out of primordial ooze as an adapted creature from the depths of the sea. Others are still searching for the missing link that will explain how apes finally evolved into human beings.

Believing either scenario does not lead to the conclusion that you have a specific value or purpose. After all, if these theories are true then you are really no different than a one celled organism or possess little more intellect than that of a chimpanzee. We live, we die and that must be the end of the story.

God tells us a different story. He tells us a love story. You see, he had you and me in his mind all along. He carefully planned for us and like a master craftsman he attends to every detail of his creation. Science has now revealed that a single strand of DNA is so complex that the chances of even a small part of it becoming a building block of our human body through random chance are statistically impossible! Modern science has already disproved any theory of evolution and proved the truth of Psalm 139. We are wonderfully complex; a masterpiece of the creator’s hand. Each of us was carefully molded to bear the image of God and he had a plan laid out for us before we were ever born.

Romans 8:29-30 (NLT) confirms the words of the Psalmist. Paul writes, “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the first born, with many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself, and he promised them his glory.”

Over the next few days I hope you begin to soak in the truth of God?s great love for you and the unique creation he made you to be.