Waterford or Corning Ware, Lamborghini or pick-up truck?

You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. [Psalm 139:13-14 (GW)]

Forgive us, Lord, but sometimes we don’t feel so “amazingly and miraculously” made. No matter how blessed we may be, sometimes we look around and feel a bit short-changed in the looks, smarts, health or talent departments. Some people seem to have everything put together perfectly while we seem so flawed and disjointed. Other people’s lives look so exciting and glamorous while ours, on the other hand, seem rather drab and commonplace. Give us grateful hearts, O Lord, for the way you made us and the lives you gave us. Help us be the best we can be with the gifts we have been given.

Who do you think you are to talk back to God like that? Can an object that was made say to its maker, “Why did you make me like this?” A potter has the right to do whatever he wants with his clay. He can make something for a special occasion or something for everyday use from the same lump of clay. [Romans 9:20-21 (GW)]