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Parsonally Speaking: "God loves you"

On Valentine's Day, we exchange love notes and gifts with our beloved friends and family members. But did you ever think of the Bible as God's personal love letter to you? The Scriptures declare that "all things were created by him and for him" (Colossians 1:16). David expressed to God, in a beautiful and poetic acknowledgement of the sanctity of human life, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb" (Psalm 139:13).

No other person has ever been born--and no other person will ever be born--who is just like you. God created you to be different from everyone else, and that is why you are special. No one else has your point of view, your personality, your character or your passions. No one can parent your children, listen to your spouse, care for your parents, or siblings, or friends, like you can. No one else has your ideas, your talents, your abilities, your creativeness or your unique point of view. There is truly nobody else exactly like you.

The Creator values all of his creation, but he especially values you. Jesus posited, "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:29-31). "Your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit," Peter said, "is of great worth in God's sight" (1 Peter 3:4).

God loves you, because he made you uniquely in his own image and likeness (Genesis 5:1). Concerning God's placement of humans on the earth, Moses asked, "Has anything so great as this ever happened?" (Deuteronomy 4:32). David praised God "because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" (Psalm 139:14). "Everything God created is good," Paul said, "and special in its own right, including you" (1Timothy 4:4).

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