You are Meaningful
May 12, 2008
I don’t know if anyone has ever told you this before, but you are meaningful. There’s a lot of lies floating around about you being an accident, or you being insignificant but I’m here to set the record straight. Oh, and I’m going to back it up with cold hard facts.
Looking at your biology there never has been and never will be anyone just like you. Even if we cloned your DNA and made a fetal duplicate, the cells would quickly differentiate due to physical laws and you would be a different person in most every aspect from even your twin. Your imperfections are part of your meaning so though you hate your nose, only you have your nose. You could have been anybody, and at the very least you have the brain capacity to read this and understand what I’m writing and that is nothing short of a miracle. Most others in the vast history of man didn’t get as far as you just did so good job.
You were also made by a good God who knew you before anybody else laid eyes on you. You are not your body, you are not your brain, you have a body and you have a brain. There is a soul rolling around in you somewhere and it is made of stuff that isn’t entirely captured by the particles of the body. If you feel guilt for anything you’ve ever done it proves that your soul is still operational and it’s a great gift.
Like your body, nobody else will have your soul. Billions of souls have been made and will likely be made in the days to come and none will be you. The singularity of your experience is only lived by you. God himself can know you, but he cannot know what it means to BE you. Your suffering is unique. Your victories are unique. Your struggles and breakthroughs are unique to you.
I hope you’re not reading a bunch of self-image therapy-speak into my claiming that you are meaningful. I didn’t say that you were good, noble, victorious or admirable. You may be the best person ever or you may be the most colossal narcissist ever to walk the planet. I’m not making a judgment about you, I’m only stating the facts that your existence is huge, robust with potential, miraculous in originality and made in the image of God. That’s all.
He made you in His image. That’s all.