On the eve of his birthday (and that of Sesame Street—seriously), John Lynn shared this teaching about the immeasurable significance of each human being in the Body of Christ, and the potential of each to be a human doing great things with the Lord.
Since the dawn of time, what happened on the day you were born had never happened before, and will never happen again. Of all the billions of people who have lived, are living, or will live, YOU are the only you ever. You came into existence with a clean slate on which to write the story of your YOU-nique life. As a Christian, YOU are the only you God has.
What is a birthday? New life! Amazing possibilities. Every saint and every sinner began as a helpless baby, subject to nature (genetic proclivity) and nurture (family environment). The Father, God, looks on each new life with great hope, knowing that no matter what one’s initial disadvantages are, that free-will, created-in-the-image-of-God human being has the opportunity to choose LIFE and thus tap into his true potential.
Near the end of the teaching, John reads Romans 16, a chapter seldom taught. Containing 37 believers' names, it is Paul's "Facebook page." This teaching will help you see God’s vision for your YOU-nique life, your significance in the Body of Christ, and how to work with Him to bring that to pass. You can leave your footprints in the sands of His-story.