Are you familiar with Barney, the purple dinosaur? Barney makes kids feel special. He will chuckle and say, “Your verrrryyyy special!”
Well the fact is, we are all, as Barney puts it, veerrrrryyy special.
In Genesis 1, there is the record of the creation. God made light and darkness. God made the stars. God made animals. And then, as the apex of His creation, God made man.
Genesis 1:26-27 says, “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
God made man and man was to govern the earth so, man is superior to all of God’s creation.
If man is the apex of God’s creation, God is special. God loves mankind. This is why God sent His Son to die for man.
Today, maybe you struggle at times with self-esteem. Maybe you’ve made some mistakes that still bother you. This is a new year. 2019 is over. God loves you and wants to help you set aside the past and move forward.
You are special to God. Your past does not matter. Your socio-economic status doesn’t matter. Your level of education doesn’t matter. God loves you and has a great plan for your life.
As the apostle said, “forgetting what lies behind….press on.” The past is done. Move forward.
Happy New Year!