Yesterday I was listening to a podcast featuring Matt Chandler, preacher at The Village Church in the Dallas area. He said four simple words that are so profound I’ve not been able to stop mulling it over. He said, “You are God’s idea.”
Of course, I already knew that God made me and that He made me unique. But I never really thought about the fact that I’m His idea. I mean, this morning I made a cup of coffee, but I didn’t come up with the idea of coffee. God not only made me, but my very existence is His idea. There were already billions of people on the planet, but none of them were me, and in His mind God conceived the idea of me and then made me. My height, my complexion, the color of my eyes and the shape of my nose… my strengths, weaknesses, the things that make me laugh and the things that make me nervous… all of this was God’s idea! I originated in His mind.
This insight gives much more meaning to Psalm 139:13-15: “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.”
Think about it: You are God’s idea.