My Beautiful Child

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” —Psalm 139:13–14

Child, you are precious in My sight. You are extraordinarily beautiful. You are completely unique, and without a doubt you are special and one-of-a-kind. Do you know who I have created? Do you know what I have made?

You are made in My image.1 I am as a precious stone, a beauti­ful jewel. I am as a multi-faceted gem, lo, an infinitely-faceted gem! Each of My children show forth My glory as one special panel of My image. Each precious soul reflects a particular facet on the jewel of My beauty. There is no one else in all of creation that can show forth this unique glory of Mine: it had to be you.2

You are as a crystal of ice and snow, for each snowflake that falls from the heavens is My artwork: not one is the same. Though they are exceedingly small, yet in each of them I have interwoven such intricate wonder and varia­tion. I send forth My snow from above, and the earth is buried in My beauty and creativity. I send an incompre­hensibly great volume of My gentle designs, yet how few give regard.3

My little snowflake, you are not just another white speck—no ordinary dotting of ice that is fallen in a random place. Each crystal is designed and ordered for a specific image and glory, and destined to land aright—not one hairsbreadth to the left nor to the right—according to My perfect order. Likewise, I have made you in the wisdom and goodness of My mind, and I have placed you in My good pleasure. You are beautiful, My child.

But if these things are so, why then do you look so intently to others?4 Why count yourself the same as all the rest? Truly, all My people show forth My glory, and all are under My hand and power, yet each is a unique expression of My glory.

How will you know what I have created you to be unless you look to the one who has formed you? Why look to those that bear a likeness or similarity to you?5 They may help and encourage, but remember that you were not created in their image. Do you not know that no two are created quite alike?

My beloved, I say to you, look to the facet of the jewel I have formed you after. Be conformed to My image.6 My grace, I say to you, look to the panel of the precious gem that I have created you after. Reflect My glory, and show forth My handiwork. I have a special plan for your life, and it is in this specialty that I wish for you to live.

“If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body.” —1 Corinthians 12:17–20

Verily, you all are members one of another, as parts of Christ’s body. You all form and reflect the many-faceted jewel of My glory. Yet, to each is given a special piece, and a unique slice to this divine pie. For in your unity My love is shown,7 yet in your variability My glory is shown. Be members one of another, yet let each show the glory of My image in their own appointed way.

Remember child, you are precious in My sight. There is no one quite like you. Look to the Gem that you have been formed after. In Me is your unique identity. Look to Me. Live for Me. Live in Me.8 I have a special place for you in My heart: no one else can occupy it—it had to be you.

Delve Deeper:

  1. Genesis 1:26-27
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:41-49
  3. Isaiah 1:2-3
  4. 2 Corinthians 10:12
  5. John 21:20-22
  6. Romans 12:1-2
  7. John 13:34-35
  8. John 15:4-5

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