Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“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, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16

God has created us for His glory. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. God considers us as special creations. People created in the image of God. And we should celebrate how God has created us. Part of the discontent in our world today is that we are discontent with how we were created. We see this in a rejection of gender, and marriage, and life.

I recently heard a message in which the preacher said God likes your nose and a little girl toward the front of the church building turned around and touched her nose and giggled. That comment, “God likes your nose,” made this little girl laugh and that made me laugh, but the simple truth is still true. God does like our noses and our ears and our gender.

There are things about our lives we can change and others we cannot. We can try and exercise more. We can try and get better sleep. We can try and eat healthier. Those might be things we can change. But there are other things we cannot change. Things in which we have to be content.

I would argue that we should be more than content. May we learn to celebrate how we have been created in the image of God. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. As we pause at this time of year to give thanks, let us not forget to give thanks for how God has made us. You are unique! Enjoy what God has done!

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