When I was much younger, my Aunt taught my siblings and I a song. Actually, it was a poem written by Russel Kelfer but she turned it into a very wonderful piece of music (wish you guys could hear me sing it) LOL!!.. It is so inspirational and I’m going to put the “lyrics” down here…
His poem has touched millions, One of the many amazing things about this bible teacher was that he was blind.
N/B : my aunt added a refrain of hers:
“You are far above rubies (2x)
You are precious and perfect unique design, called God’s special woman/man”
You are who you are for a reason.
You’re part of an intricate plan.
You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God’s special woman or man.
You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You’re just what he wanted to make.
The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom designed with God’s plan in mind,
And they bear the Master’s seal.
No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you’d grow.
You are who you are for a reason,
You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!
I think what the poet was trying is this : YOU ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT. Your breath, race, skin colour, every single detail of your body was prescribed by God.
He determined your natural talents : singing, acting, writing etc. Nothing in your life is arbitrary. IT IS ALL FOR GOD’S PURPOSE.
Pastor Rick Warren made me understand that God is not haphazard. The more discoveries we hear about, the better we understand how uniquely suited they are for human life.
God made you so he could LOVE you so build your life on that truth. You don’t need to worry about that deformity or failure or disappointment : IT IS ALL FOR A PURPOSE – GOD’S PURPOSE.
God uniquely created you and although there are some things you find difficult to accept always know that you’ll prosper because it is all for a purpose.
**YOU ARE FAR ABOVE RUBIES**