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By Assistant Pastor Orlando Edwards


Do you realize that most people live a large portion of their lives not knowing their importance?  There is no evidence to disprove God’s view of mankind.  In Genesis 1:26-27, God declared the model and image of his creation of man. Romans 12: 4-8 speaks of the diverse gifts each individual is given. Many times discouragement seeps into our thoughts as we compare our abilities to others. Also, when some people are famous and in the limelight,  our imagination makes their gift appear as if they carry the model example for all people.


Paul the apostle declared that, in God’s eye, every person has a part and is part of one body, with each part functioning in its own specific way, and the body is not fully operational without any one part.  Each person has value and is significant to God. Every gift and ability given to each of us can develop and grow. Keep in mind that what you do, your gift, is only part of your identity, who you are as a person carries even more value. First, we are created by God and made in His image. Then, through the atonement of His son Jesus,  we have been adopted as His children. God is our father, that alone gives us high value.


The next time you find yourself in the dumps because you don’t feel significant, remind yourself that you’re important because you are made in the image of your Father God, the creator of the universe.  Food for thought!


Orlando and Denise Edwards live in White Plains, MD.