I inhabit an office that also contains two computer geeks. They speak a language that is mostly alien gibberish. However, whenever the computer breaks down it is great because I have immediate help at my left elbow. They give me the best service in the school.
Today they were rabbiting on about a “potentiometer”. My imagination went into overdrive. Great! They have discovered an instrument that can measure a student’s potential. What a handy tool! If a student has no potential then I don’t have to waste my effort. If a student has hidden potential the machine will tell me. The “potentiometer” told me so.
Fortunately for my students that is not what a potentiometer does. (If you want to know – go to Wikipedia.) God does not treat us like that. We have all been created with potential. We are all unique and special. We have a place and purpose to fulfill.
Psalm 139 reminds us that we are special to our Creator: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Verse 13 is just one of many that extols our uniqueness. God created each of us with special potential. We have been “wonderfully” made.
If we have moments of depression or self doubt – Psalm 139 is the antidote. God, our heavenly dad, reminds each of His children of their importance and rareness, as well as their place in His eternal family.
In the midst of this world:
“You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.”
Isn’t this a reason to rejoice!