Daily Devotional – I’m Normal.™ I AM Ministries
“To promote Godly living in a culture committed to destroying it”
Monday, February 6, 2017
Who Are You?
When God looks at you, what does He see? Does He see your face and body, or does He view you in a way to which humans can’t relate? No one knows the mind of God, but we can speculate about one way God might view us, and certainly knows us.
Jesus told us God knows the number of hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30). He is also able to know our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7). Given that He created us, He must also know the size of our hands and feet, the lengths of our arms and legs, and the dimensions, shapes, and the details of every part of our bodies. He even knows our own individual fingerprints, which are completely unique from anyone alive or dead. He obviously enjoys uniqueness and variety, but how does He accomplish this diversity?
One way He accomplishes this feat is through our DNA. DNA is a huge genetic molecule in our bodies that is exclusively our own. It is part of every cell. Unless you’re an identical twin, no one else has ever had your DNA, nor will anyone future have your DNA. From the instant of conception, your unique genetic code is established for all eternity.
DNA doesn’t change over the course of your lifetime. This includes your gender identification. You are either male or female. There is no gender spectrum; you are either male or female. Having surgery and taking hormones to attempt a gender change is not normal and is offensive to an omniscient, Holy God. When God assigned your gender, the decision impacts not just your life on Earth, but your eternity as well.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and only God has the ability to knit you together properly in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13, Isaiah 44:2, 24). According to the way DNA is structured, the number of possible different people is the number four followed by one billion zeros. This is a staggeringly large number to which only the living God could relate. Yet with all His possible choices, God decided to choose you and your particular, one-of-a-kind DNA pattern because He deemed that combination perfect for you. In other words, He loves you just the way you are. You are a normal, unique creation in His eyes.
Once the genetic components from the mother and the father unite, the DNA is recognizable and distinct. God, with His ability to operate on both the vastly large and infinitesimally small levels, can recognize each of us instantly by our DNA. He knows us when we are a visible human, as well as when we are a microscopic, one-celled embryo. Even at this cellular stage, you are inimitably you and God recognizes you as His child. Even within the single cell fertilized egg, God has determined eternally who you are – the number of hairs on your head, the color of your hair, the size of your feet. All this information is locked up efficiently in the DNA structure.
Even before you become the physical you, it is normal for God to begin loving you. He knew who you were at the foundation of the Universe. He had created your DNA in His mind, you just weren’t born yet. Once physically present, He loves your unique DNA package as an embryo, as a fetus, as a baby, as a toddler, as a teenager, as an adult, and as an elder. He never stops loving us and He never waits to start loving us. He loves us from the instant we are created because He is the One who created us (Jeremiah 1:5).
One of God’s attributes is that He loves us even when we don’t love Him back. He is patient with us when we reject Him and always takes us back if we call upon His name (1 John 1:9). Whereas we can’t select our DNA, God insists we choose is our eternal residence, Heaven or Hell. God wants desperately for us to accept the gift of His Son Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior, whom He sent to us to demonstrate His love for us (John 3:16). Just as He knows you intimately, He wants you to have an intimate relationship with His Son, the only Way to Heaven (John 14:6).
Our God is an unchanging God; that is normal for Him. His unchanging love and our unchanging DNA are ways He reveals parts of His unchanging nature to us so we can recognize His hand in our lives. To miss His part in our creation is to miss God Himself. Many will say you are not you until you are born. That is not normal in God’s eyes. You are who you are in His mind before your conception. Destroying DNA at any point by abortion or murder is destroying a person and represents killing in God’s eyes. You are you no matter what your size or stage of life. Don’t be fooled by those who will lie. They know not themselves, much less you or the Living God.
A servant of Jesus Christ
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