BY PASTOR DORAL PULLEY
“I will praise you for I AM fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works and that my soul knows right well (Psalms 139:14).”
Although we are made in the image and likeness of God, our DNA comes from our family (Genesis 1:26-28). We receive 23 chromosomes from our father and 23 chromosomes for our mother. Regardless of our relationship with our family members, they matter in the creation of our physical self (height, body type, hair texture, eye color, etc.).
Not only does our family have a profound impact on our physical features, but they also contribute greatly to our habits, quirks and intelligence. It’s in our genes. Research shows that even children, who have been separated from their parents at birth, still reflect their family mannerisms and smarts.
Family really does matter. We can’t deny our family. All we have to do is look in the mirror and we will see their reflection. Let’s thank God for our family because God used their substance to form our bodies (Psalms 139:15-16).