So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Yes, I carried him, but only because God saw me fit for the assignment. God opens and closes the womb. I do my part to take care of myself and God does the rest.
Psalm 139:13-14 (NKJV)
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[a]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
God makes each one of uniquely and carefully to fit our purpose. There are no mistakes. Every life holds value. He knows before we are even born what we are supposed to accomplish in life. It is our journey to align with His plans.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Not only did God create us, but He created us for good works. He wants us to make an impact by walking in our call through Christ Jesus.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
As parents, we have a huge responsibility. God has entrusted us with treasure. Our children are His craftsmanship that He has hand crafted to serve a special purpose. The instructions for raising, training, and guiding them can only be found in His Word. We must never stop praying and continuously seek Him for truth. God values each one of His creations. We were all made for greatness.
Matthew 10:29-31 (NKJV)
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
So yes, God even created my son’s hair that I am no longer welcomed to play in. God cares about each of us so much that He knows the number of our hairs even as they fall. He cares about all of the details of our life. We have to soberly remember that our children’s lives do not belong to us but to God. We can’t vicariously live through them by making them fulfill our dreams. We must walk out our own purpose as they walk out theirs. We lay the foundation and give them truth as God forms and grows them into who He has created them to be.
Father, we thank You for Your sovereignty. We thank You for being our creator and making all things good and beautiful in its time. Thank You for placing purpose on the inside of us and our children. Forgive us for forgetting that our children have their own purpose outside of us. Make us more aware of the plans for their life so that we can help guide them. Let us always point them in the direction of Jesus, never putting our plans before Yours. Give us wisdom in our parenting decisions. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!