I will give thanks to Thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Thy works and my soul knows it very well.
Some years ago, I read an article about a study that had been done by a host of people with impressive initials after their name. This study was funded with grant money – several hundred thousand dollars worth. This team of experts were trying to determine over a period of years if children (siblings) were born different at birth. All that money and all those years and they came to the same conclusion any parent with more than one child knows – children are born differently. I wasn’t made to be you and you weren’t made to be me or anyone else but you.
Each life matters. You matter. Often, our significance is hidden from us by forces of evil, our own sinful nature, or the sinful acts of others. But each of us began with God, was uniquely designed by God, is made in His image, and is assigned to our times. His eye is on us. Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Can I thank God for how fearfully and wonderfully made I am even when I don’t see myself as a magnificent creation?
How would it change my life if I believed this verse were true about me?
I imagine this verse is not just about my personality but is also about the intricately, interwoven parts of my body that come together to create a whole.
My eyes are focusing on the computer screen but I can lift them slightly and see the dogs sleeping on the floor nearby. I can hear the clock on the wall ticking. And occasionally, I hear the sound of a car driving by my home.
My heart is ticking, my lungs are taking in air and letting it out again. Blood is flowing through my veins. I know this because I can feel my pulse.
These parts of my body are working, not at my command but at His. I am indeed, wonderfully made.
We see the beauty of creation in a brand new baby. We watch eagerly for first smiles and giggles. It is easy to recognize the
This is not something to take for granted.
The word fearfully comes from the Hebrew word yare which means reverent.
Reverent, according to Webster, means to regard with profound respect and honor.
We are so amazingly made and this knowledge should cause us to marvel at and revere the Lord who created us.
Thank You Father for creating me the way You desired. Help me to remember this when I am tempted to compare myself with others. I thank You that I wasn’t produced on a production line but created uniquely with Your thoughts for me and Your desire for me to be just as I am. Help me to share this with others who are seeing themselves as less than. Help me to honor You in all that I do. In Jesus’s name, amen.
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