God thought…and thought…and thought

When I was growing up my mother used to tell me regularly:

“God thought, and thought, and thought, and thought—and he made you a boy.”

As a kid I thought this was encouraging, if a little obvious. As a teen I thought this was a silly thing to say. As a Bible college student I was worried that describing God as thinking this much was overly anthropological. As a father to two young children—a boy and a girl who are beautiful in so many ways, including ways that pertain to their gender—and as a father who sees the world that is being narrated to children right now, I think it’s probably one of the most important things I can tell them. 

Anxieties will come. Insecurities will come. Sin will come. But no matter what anyone else tells you, my child, remember: 

God thought

…and thought…

…and thought…

…and thought…

And he made you exactly who you are. 

Author: Samuel D. James

Believer, husband, father, acquisitions editor, writer.

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