According to Genesis 1:26 the human race was designed by God and given a mandate to exercise dominion over the rest of creation. Man was intended by God to be the sovereign of the plant. He was literally instructed to subdue the planet, to take dominion, and rule over everything God had placed on earth. This means that we are different from animals not just in design, but also in position before God. For it is only mankind, that was given life, by the imparting of “the breath of God.” That makes man an eternal being. While we are created at one point in time, that life does not cease to exist simply because the body ceases to function. In light of the position that God grants man in the creative order we see that mankind is the highest of all the created realm, and therefore, everything is subject to their rule. When man chose to sin, all of creation was subject to the power of that sin and is cursed by God. It is for that reason, when God became man in the person of Jesus Christ, He took upon Himself the form of man. He did not become a plant, and animal, or a bird, He became man, because according to a 1 Corinthians 15:21 death entered the world through one man (Adam) so to through one man (Jesus) death has been dealt with. What does all this mean? It means that God places a high value on each and ever human life. If you somehow “feel” inferior or forgotten by God you need to understand the value that God places on all human life, and learn to accept your value as God determines it, not as the world around you may value you. Always remember that God loved you enough (even before you were born) to send His Son to die on your behalf. Rest in that truth today.