Fearfully and wonderfully made

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We live in a world today where our children or grandchildren are judged by whether they are popular or not, by the amount of friends they have on Facebook, or the amount of likes or comments or retweets people give them on Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter.

They get judged on how well they perform in video games and on the playing fields instead of the grades they get in school or how respectful they are to others.

We parents hover, plow down, and try and pave smooth paths for our little ones. Then when something goes wrong, they don’t know how to handle it and they feel worthless, like failures, who can’t get anything right.

We live in a world that is so different from the one we grew up in and it’s changing more and more every day. I believe as followers of Jesus, it is important to express to our children that no matter what they do, no matter how much the world tries to belittle them that they are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and that they will always be God’s precious little children. No matter how big they grow to be.

And please remember that doesn’t just apply to the little children, but the big ones who are reading it today. My hope is that it may speak to you as well, my friends!

Tim Beck is pastor of Kenbridge United Methodist Church. His email address