“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.” (Psalm 139:14, NLT)
“Antonio Stradivari was a seventeenth-century violin maker whose name in its Latin form, Stradivarius, has become synonymous with excellence.
Certain gifts were given to that craftsman that no other violin maker possessed.
In that same vein, there are certain things you can do that no one else can. Perhaps it is parenting, or constructing houses, or encouraging the discouraged. There are things that only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely.”
(from Grace For The Moment, by Max Lucado, page 172)