Does Your Life Matter? | Psalm 139:13-18
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand —when I awake, I am still with you.
Have you ever wondered if your life really matters? In quiet moments do you contemplate what kind of impact you are making? In those reflecting minutes before falling asleep do you ever question your significance and value? Well, I can assure you that God is not thinking those thoughts about you.
God has always had you on his mind. Before your first moment of life he knew all about you. He watched you grow in your mother’s womb. Like Michelangelo’s “David” and da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, you are God’s masterpiece and more priceless than any painting. In fact, before you came to be he had charted all the days of your life. You were created to do the good works that God prepared in advance for you to do (Ephesians 2:10). He sent his Son to die just for you and is preparing your eternal home. One day he will take you there to live with him forever.
Does your life matter!? Every second of your every day matters to God!
Father, thank you for life. Thank you for the complex systems that make up my body. Thank you for an earth that allows me to live and breathe. Thank you for Jesus, who allows me to know you. Thank you for your Holy Spirit, who empowers me. Thank you for your generous and gracious gift of life! In Jesus’ name. Amen.