It contains enough sulfur to kill all the fleas on your dog, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap, enough water to fill 10 one-gallon jugs, and enough phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads.
What is it? The human body! But is that all there is to a human being? The national Crematorium Association of Denmark has proposed that the fires used in that country’s 40,000 annual cremations be utilized to heat buildings. But is that the best use of the human body?
God created people for a higher purpose than to provide a handful of chemicals or to generate work or to exist for the use and abuse of others.
For Whose Purpose?
The biblical book of Exodus records the misery that the people of Israel endured at the hands of the Egyptians. Among the thousands of Israel, they were potential scientists, artists, doctors, statesmen, and scholars. But none of that mattered. The Egyptians consigned them to churning a mixture of mud and straw for making bricks. They relegated them to hewing stone from quarries and bending their backs in some menial task that served the king of Egypt.
We do not exist for the personal pleasure or selfish purposes of others. We were created that we might enjoy friendship and fellowship with the Almighty and all-loving God. God has a blueprint for our lives, has ordained all of our days, and knew us and loved us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5; 29:11; Psalm 139:16).
People will fail you, under-value you, and never fully understand or appreciate you. But not God. He alone fully loves, knows, and understands you. He knows your true value and potential and He has a glorious plan for your life. The wisest decision you could ever make is to place yourself, your future and your very life into His loving hands. The best thing to do for yourself is to allow God to make you into the person He created you to be.
Dear Lord, thank you for your unfailing love to me. Please help me to open my heart and life to You, to trust You more, and to obey Your will. Make me into the person You created me to be. Amen.