by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made!” (Psalm 139:13-14, MSG)
Do you know that today is “Embrace Your Geekiness” day? I laughed when I read that. As I’ve Joked before, my inner geek doesn’t live too far below the surface. I used to try to hide him, but he always comes out, and often times when I think I need to look cool and aloof. I recall a time after delivering a message where I enthusiastically used some kind of pop culture reference that someone came up to me and derisively said, “Who knew that being such a dweeb would pay off for you?” That stung, and stings still, but I am convinced that God made me and God don’t make junk.
You might not have a lot to celebrate on Embrace Your Geekiness Day, but there are undoubtedly things that bring you joy that you feel the need to suppress. Some refer to these as guilty pleasures. Provided these are things you can use to point people to God, you need to do so! After all, God made you, and God don’t make junk.
Check out today’s passage from The Psalms. It teaches us that God made you inside and out in a marvelous fashion. King David, who wrote this Psalm, then praised God for being breathtaking. But remember this: you are made in the image of God, and when you embrace that, you are breathtaking, too! I love that!
God made you in His image, and instructs you to reflect that image back to creation. Is there a piece of yourself that you need to embrace so you can reflect that image more fully? Embrace it and share it. You honor God when you do!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for making me in your breathtaking image, making me breathtaking, too. Forgive me for the times I try to hide those parts of me that I might be reluctant to share. Help me to embrace the things that bring me joy, so I may share you with others. In the name of Jesus, I pray, amen.