Daily Reflections

Precious and Unique

February 22, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. —Genesis 1:27

Ionce saw a catalog that offered what they called a “Magical Nightshirt.” It had a message printed backward so you could read it in the mirror.

The message said, “I am a precious, wondrous, special, unique, rare, valuable, whole, entitled, worthy, and deserving person.” According to the catalog, the nightshirt was meant to “remind you just how precious and unique you are.”

That nightshirt reflects the desire that we all have to feel special and valued. We are precious and unique to God because we were made in His image. But we don’t bestow that worth on ourselves. Nor do we experience the fullness of God’s love by telling ourselves how lovable we are.

Instead we come to God admitting we are fallen, broken, weak, and sinful. Then we accept His mercy and His incredible love for undeserving sinners demonstrated by Christ’s death on the cross for us. That’s what gives our lives true value and worth.

Make it Personal

Spend time praising God for making you in His image—and for the incredible mercy and love He has shown you through His Son.