Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fearfully and wonderfully made

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvellous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. – Psalm 139.13-16

Almost all of us have something about ourselves that we don’t like Fortunes are spent trying to ‘fix’ perceived flaws. We are too tall or too short or too big or too small. We don’t like our eyes or our noses or our hair or something about our bodies.

A lot of folks wish they were someone else – or at least that they looked like someone else.

The truth though is that God has designed us to be what we are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.

You and are not just a bunch of random atoms thrown together by a chance of evolution. God saw us when we were not yet formed. We were already us. We were more than just zygotes or blastocysts or embryos or foetus. From the time we were conceived it was already you and me, fearfully and wonderfully made, and skilfully wrought by the hand of God and according to His plans before our conception.

As a saying I used to hear put it, ‘God don’t make no junk.’ None of us feel like we are anything inferior to anyone else. God’s blueprints for us were perfect and they were perfectly executed. We are the person God designed us to be.

I am special enough to God that He sent His Son to die for me. Though fearfully and wonderfully made my sin had separated me from God. But He had an answer. He sent His son to pay the penalty for my sin.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am fearfully and wonderfully cared for. I am fearfully and wonderfully loved.

So let me fearfully and wonderfully serve my God. 

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