Did you know that a domestic cat has between 60,000 to 120,000 hairs per square inch? Have you ever seen an elephant up close? The hairs on these giants are thought to keep them cool, unlike nearly every other hairy mammal whose hairs keep them warm. A camel can survive six months without water and bald eagles can fly up to 200 miles per hour. If that isn’t amazing enough, starfish can regenerate new limbs to replace those that are lost. By examining the many wonders found in God’s unique creation, we can be certain that one thing is true. He cares about every aspect of this world, including you and me. To Him, we are worth more than all of the gold found within the four corners of the earth.
Luke 12:7 (NIV) says, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” You may be thinking, great, I’m worth more than a bird. Before you draw this conclusion, it’s interesting to note that sparrows are quite an intricate creation. Sparrows have 400,000 photoreceptors per square millimeter on each retina, yet they are only 4 to 8 inches in length and typically weigh less than two ounces. Just like these tiny little birds, God took great care in creating each and every living thing on earth. But His most remarkable creation is you and me.
God didn’t just make us like He made the animals who roam the earth. Instead, He made us in own His image. God’s Word says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God; he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27 NIV). We are set apart from our four-legged, sea-faring, and winged friends. We are special in God’s sight. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We were created to serve the Lord and share the Good News with a lost and dying world. Men and women were created to be a reflection of God’s love. That is our greatest purpose here on earth.
Man was not created to fight, to hate, or to destroy others. Man was created to love his neighbor as himself. Humans were also created to love God because He first loved us. Ephesians 1:4 (NLT) states, “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” You and I are on this planet for one reason and one reason alone: to share the love of Jesus Christ to everyone we meet. We are here to make a difference, to tell those who are broken in the depths of despair that there is hope through Jesus Christ.
In Christ’s Love,