A famous guitar maker was criticized many years ago with the charge that his guitars only sounded good because he was utilizing very expensive wood, unavailable to many other guitar makers. After listening to years of this criticism, he produced a guitar dubbed the Pallet Guitar, fashioned entirely from wooden shipping pallets. Even the ebony fingerboard had a mother of pearl inlay of a forklift! It became an instant success and still enjoys an avid following, especially amongst guitar collectors. The point? It is not the quality of the wood, it is the quality of the guitar maker.
People sometimes look at others who were born in different countries, different socioeconomic classes, or in different families and wonder how different their lives may have been. Would it be better or worse? Is hereditary or environment more important in what shapes us as individuals?
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
The Bible is very clear that it is God, our Creator, who made us unique and wonderful! God can use our environment to shape our experiences and personalities. But the core and essence of our being is from God. A skilled guitar maker can fashion a masterpiece of a musical instrument out of seemingly ordinary material. God, our Creator, is able to take the same bodies of flesh and blood of humanity and create a masterpiece of a unique person….You!
How amazing is our God who created us and loves us!
Blessings with Aloha!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.