Situational ethics is now being taught in many of our Public Schools. One Teacher, wanting to illustrate that human reasoning is many times wrong, gave the following situation to a class of High School Students…
“How would you advise a Mother who was pregnant with her fifth Child based on the following facts. Her Husband had Syphilis and she had Tuberculosis. Their first Child was born blind, the second Child died. Their third Child was born deaf while their fourth Child had tuberculosis. The Mother is considering an Abortion. Would you advise her to have one?”
In view of these facts, most of the Students agreed that the Mother should have an Abortion. The Teacher then announced, “If you said ‘yes’, you would have just killed the great Composer, Ludwig von Beethoven.”
You and I were created as a living, fleshed out depiction of God’s Love. We can celebrate His precious Truth in….
Psalm 139:14-16, “I praise Thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvellous are they works and that my Soul knoweth right well.” My substance was not hid from Thee when I was made in secret and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfected and in Thy book all my members were written which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them.”(K.J.V )
Just think of it! God Himself supervised our formation. We were created in Love for Love, with a specific and Holy purpose in mind. We can rejoice with the Psalmist who wrote…
“Know ye that The LORD is God. it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves, we are His people and the sheep of His pasture and we belong to Him. Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with Praise, be Thankful unto Him and bless His name For The LORD IS GOOD, His Mercy is Everlasting and His Truth endureth to all Generations (Psalm 100: 3-5 KJV)
Many of us buy into the lie that we are a puppet in the hands of God that He created us as mere tools to use or slaves to do His bidding and carry out His plan. In this verse, “LORD” literally means “Father” or “dearest Daddy”, indicating an intimate relationship between a Loving Father and His Child.
God undoubtedly has plans for us but we misunderstand the Character and Heart of God when we assume that those plans are a punishment or penalty for not being good enough or having done something wrong. Jeremiah being led by The Spirit understood the heart of God toward His Children when he wrote…
“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith The Lord, thoughts of Peace and not of evil to give you an expected end” KJV.
The best plan, the highest Plan for our lives rests in the hands of the One who Created us.
When our lives are broken, when the plan falls apart and everything goes wrong, we need to wait on God, knowing He created us, knows us best and Loves us most…knowing we are chosen.
Father, I don’t fully understand Your Love but I Thank You for creating me, choosing me and continuing to Love me…just as I am. Your Love calls me up higher, fills my heart with dreams and strengthens me for each day. I praise You, Father. Amen.
Now it’s your turn…..
How has God’s Love changed you?
Do you really believe God Loves you unconditionally?
In what ways does God’s Love and acceptance in your life affect your relationships?
Write a Thank-you letter to God and keep it in your Bible. Be sure to include parts of (Psalm 139.) When you are tempted to condemn yourself, remember that God doesn’t. Read the letter and celebrate again, how very much you are loved and chosen by God.
If there is one area of my life that has been a vulnerable target for the enemy, it is this area believing God Loves me unconditionally believing God chose me and has a special plan for my life learning to see myself in His eyes.
While I have come a long way on this part of my journey, there are days when I wonder if I have made any progress at all. Then I remember and review the Truths of Psalm 139 and find strength for the day. I pray the same for you, friend. Know we are with you and praying for you. Blessings!
Adapted – Click Link below for Complete Message by Mary Southerland http://girlfriendsingod.com/devotions/