5 December 2014
There are many replaceable things in our lives – most of these being material things. And as the economy becomes more commercialised and we advance technology – jobs also become replaceable. Starting from the more basic levels of factory workers who have been made redundant, we also see a trend in the commercial work place where people are treated more and more like objects rather than people. This replaceable mentality is present in both employer and employees. I wonder if it makes us feel that we are also replaceable and whether it makes us devalue ourselves?
God made us and gave us a limited lifespan. In a way, each of us will be replaced by the next generation.
“LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am. “Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.” Psalm 39:4-5
Yet, not a single one of us is ever seen as replaceable by God. In all of creation, no two humans are the same. I wonder if this is God’s way of showing us how unique we are in his eyes and how there can never be another you or me. Precious children we are in his sight. So much so it took his only begotten Son to save us by dying for us. In Jesus, there is proof of how irreplaceable and precious we are in his sight.
Father, thank you for creating me uniquely for you. I am irreplaceable in your sight. It does not matter how the world sees me or how i see myself, because you never change and you always see me in the uniqueness that you have created me. You love me with an everlasting love and nothing can separate me from your love. I love you Lord. Thank you for i am fearfully and wonderfully created.