For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…
all things were created by him and for him.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected….
I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
God created man [and woman] on the earth…Has anything so great as this ever happened?
When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.
…Your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:4
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10 [NLT]
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Because of Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as he decided long ago.
Ephesians 1:11 [NLT]
Oh God, I know I’ve doubted You for a long time. But now I see that You created me, You made me unique and special, and You have a purpose that only I can fulfill. I want to know You today. I accept Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins. Thank You for loving me so much. Amen.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.