What words come to mind when you take a look of yourself in the mirror. Do the words “I’m fearfully and wonderfully made” often come to mind?

Maybe there are days when you feel not so wonderful at all, days when you consider yourself “average” or “not bad”. There may be even those days when you take a closer look at yourself, you see flaws you can’t ignore. Days when insecurities just eat you up.

Remember, when see yourself as ordinary or unremarkable, you’re not seeing yourself as a result of God’s loving creation. We must understand that each one of us is God’s unique design, and we are wonderful in our own unique ways.

In Genesis 1:27, “God created man in his own image… male and female he created them,” we often think of this as our likeness to God in physical appearance alone, when in fact our likeness to God transcends all that’s physical and spatial. Our soul bears God’s image, too: mind, will and emotion — knowledge, righteousness and true holiness.

Only Jesus Christ is the express image of God’s person, having the same nature. ~Colossians 1:15 – 17; Hebrews 1:3

God honored us by fearfully and wonderfully making the Word flesh. ~John 1:1, 14

Indeed it was a great honor when he cloth the Son of God with a body like ours; then cloth our fleshly body with a glory like His.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
While evolutionary biology sees us as nothing more than just evolved apes, we are vastly unique in so many levels. For one, only humans have the ability to create and understand art. We also have the capacity for abstract thinking. By observing things and events, we are able to come up with explanation why certain things happen as they do. Chimpanzees, on the other hand, merely react in a form of conditioned responses from directly observable events. They operate mainly in a world of concrete and tangible things.

We, humans, are set apart from all creatures by our ability to make moral judgments. We are capable of discerning between right and wrong. We experience shame and guilt, recognise our wrongdoings and then seek redemption.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
We are also set apart because of our ability to love and receive love. We know that God loves us dearly and we’re able respond to the love God gives to us.

Our hearts is fearfully and wonderfully made by God, letting us to love and experience Him intimately. Our hearts reveal our personality — thoughts, memories, emotions, desires, will. ~Luke 6:45

Our hearts is capable of not only feeling but also of thinking and remembering, enabling us to do decisions with integrity and to discern every course of action.

When we live an upright and honourable life, God fils our hearts with joy. ~Psalm 97:11

God value our bodies and our hearts dearly. We are an intricate and fleshly fine-tuning of divine wisdom, a creation “a little lower than heavenly beings” but capable of being the crown of honour and glory. ~Psalm 8:5

So the next time you look yourself in the mirror, see yourself as God sees you, fearfully and wonderfully made, designed to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your should and with all your mind.” ~Matthew 22:37

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