Recently a young girl in Cooperstown ND committed suicide due to bullying at school. And she is only one of the many who has committed suicide in the past year. It’s a scary thing! I remember as a young child being a child who was picked on constantly. It was not a fun place to be at all. I had people in my life who constantly reminded me how special and loved I was. A lot of times it was much easier said than done to remember those words. Then when I was in a college, a good friend committed suicide. It was not something any of us expected, but it seems that for just a moment he forgot how loved and valuable he was. When I was working at my first call, I came across this quote. “I’m not loved by God because I’m valuable. I’m valuable because I’m loved by God.” What wonderful and powerful words! The truth is that each and every one of us was “fearfully and wonderfully made” in God’s image. If I could pray for one thing, it would be that NO ONE EVER FORGETS THAT. The truth is God loves us and that is what makes us valuable. NEVER EVER FORGET THAT YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!