“Unique Precious Child”




At Camp Capernum August 2014.  was our camp speaker at Ooakbridge. He gave me the idea for the talk with the kids.





Here’s the talk I gave to the kids last night in Awana. They loved it! Enjoy!

 

Psalm 139: 13-16 (NASB)

 

“For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.”

Have you ever gone to the store with your mom or dad when you stand in line to pay for something the casher or the machine scans the item, usually on the side when the cashier or the machine scans the item there’s a bar code. That’s called a UPC Code. UPC usually stands for Universal Product Code.. This summer when I went to Oakbridge with Fun Life, a ministry of Young Life, (another Christian organization) the camp speaker came up with his own saying. He said that we were a Unique Precious Child made by God. He said that if God has fridge like we do at home, He would have a picture of everyone He loved. Can you imagine? That would be a big fridge!

We live in a world that puts a huge emphasis on outer appearances.  ‘If you’ll buy this can of hair spray you’ll  have soft silky hair.”  Everybody is trying to be “Perfect.” The truth is, in reality nobody is “perfect” by the world’s standards. Our society is very competitive. Who has the most trophies? Who can score the most goals in soccer/ Your favorite movie stars all have wrinkles and pimples when they leave the studio. The only reason your favorite stars look the way they do is because of technology. God made us all to be perfect in his image. God doesn’t make mistakes. It is not a mistake that everyone is here today. God doesn’t “Oops I don’t think I should’ve done that.”  The very same God who created you and me is the very same God who created day and night. He also created the plants and animals. He knew where every piece of the puzzle was going to go.  He said, “It is good.” He created the earth in six days. I sure can’t do that! If God created the earth in six days, don’t you think He knew what he was doing when He created you?

God cares more about our inner image than our outer image. Our actions toward one another, our relationship with him, Etc. When we get to heaven, we will give an account for our lives. You won’t get into heaven based on the way you look. What’s really going to matter is how you served the Lord. . God isn’t going to care about how well your nails are done or how much make-up you have on. I believe God looks at each one of you very lovingly and says, “Take off the make-up, and show people the real you.”

He loves you so much that he sent his son Jesus to die for each and every one of you. I wish they would put Jesus on the cross on model posters. He’s the perfect model. The problem is the world has to look past his blood and nail scarred hands. Jesus is the model of true perfection. If you h already have a relationship with Jesus, That’s great! We’re here to help you grow in your walk. If not, ask us how one can be started. That’s what we’re here for! 1He says to every  one of us, “You’re my Unique Precious Child.”

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