Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You Are Not An Accident

You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You're just what he wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God.

Poem by Russell Kelfer

6 Comments & Reactions here:

vinkoy said...

nice poem.. clearly showed how powerful God is.. good read..

Anonymous said...

Perfect!! Just what i was looking for!

Anonymous said...

Someone used this wonderful poem for her project, and claimed it was hers...
Too bad...

Anonymous said...

How come my poem is posted here? This is my original unrevised version of my diary manuscript "Not an Accident", please stop claiming this poem Mr Kelfer...

Anonymous said...

Actually it was really was not a project. It was written by hand in the middle of the night(no laptops or desktops to research on, only pen, paper and inspiration). But the thing is...I don't really mind...As long as the message came across and it inspires people, and even if it was edited at the last 2 stanzas, as long as the sense is still there, it's all good.Who knows? Maybe it's a gift of inspiration and not a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

I am needing to know the authors name of that poem you are not an accident. Please email me at Thanks in advance