Accidentally On Purpose

From time to time, I think of people brought into this world in ways that were not intended or desired. Teen pregnancies come to mind, as well as those “casual” situations where two people are not committed to one another for life. And then there are times when people under the influence of alcohol or other drugs do things they may normally not have done. In fact, without going into detail, I was most certainly an “accident” when my mother became pregnant with me. Is there a chance that I should not be here on this earth?
Were some of us born, but should not have been? As far as God is concerned, the answer is “no,” and this scenario is just not possible. When a human being is conceived, a soul is created by our Maker, no matter the circumstances that led to the physical conception. We are not simply bodies with minds and emotions; we are spiritual beings. If you ever feel like I do sometimes, please understand this: You are not an accident; you were made on purpose. As the Psalmist wrote in praise to his Creator God (Psalm 139:13-16):
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
Obviously, human beings bring new humans to life by their physical choices and actions. I am absolutely stunned and amazed that God would give people this much power and control. But the true act of creation happens when God makes our souls (and it goes without saying that He designed the overall reproduction process). Each one of us was deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and placed on this earth because God wanted us here. Are you an accident? Not a chance.
Troy Burns