The Odds of You Being You – November 17, 2014

Today’s Scripture… “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee;”  – Jeremiah 1:5

Thoughts for Today… I read an interesting report the other day that I found to once again show the awesome power of God.

A man by the name of Ryan J. Sokol of the statistics department of Texas A&M University calculated the odds of a specific individual being born.  When I say a “specific individual” I am referring to, for example, someone EXACTLY like YOU.

Sokol estimated the total number of fertile men and women in the world, calculated the number of different genetic possibilities a man might contribute, adjusted for the number of hours of female fertility each month and then factored in a long list of other considerations.  The bottom line of Ryan’s lengthy report said, “The chance that you, meaning exactly you, would ever be born are 1 in 1.3 times ten to the twenty-ninth power.”

Translation?  The odds of you being born are 130,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1.  To give that something to compare to, the odds of you becoming President of the United States are only 115,191,743 to 1.

Do you see how unique you are?  God made you to be you.  There is no one else quite like you.   Stanislaus Lec said, “The finger of God never leaves identical fingerprints.”  When He formed you, He made someone new and original, unlike anyone else.

I don’t know about you, but that excites me.  To think that God would be so specific, so precise in creating me is absolutely unimaginable.  And yet, that is exactly how carefully and wonderfully He made each of us.  We didn’t happen by chance.  He purposed in His will that you and I would be born into this world.

Friend, when you look in the mirror today don’t think, “Oh, I hate my hair” or “I’m overweight” or “no one cares” or any of those things that we sometimes think out of low self-esteem.

Instead, think “130,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to 1… …wow, I am unique because God created me that way!”

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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