Writers don’t accidentally stick extra characters into their story. It’s literally not possible to do that. Sure, they might decide later on that they didn’t need some characters, or maybe they meant to delete a character and forgot to do that. But a writer doesn’t look back and go, “Wait, I never wrote that.” I mean, I suppose you could find a situation where someone snuck in and entered a random character into a writer’s piece right before it went to print, but then we’re talking about someone other than the writer doing that anyway (and that’s kind of weird).
Which, this means that the characters in stories are not accidents. Switching over to life-application speak, that means that you’re not an accident.
Don’t believe me? Check out this awesome song:
“O Lord, You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. …For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, everyone one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:1-6, 13-16)
King David has written a beautiful psalm (the Psalms are a collection of songs) describing the Lord’s personal, intimate involvement when He created King David (and, in that regard, all of us).
God created you. He loves you more than you love yourself, and He created you specifically. You. The God of the universe created you. Think about that – the very One who holds the galaxies in the palms of His hands looked closely and said, “I am going to create [insert your name here].” God knew what He was doing when He made you.
You aren’t an accident. You are God’s creation, fearfully and wonderfully made. He wrote you on purpose.