Psalm 139 is probably one of my all time favorite sections of scripture. Whenever I don't know where to read in my Bible, I turn to this passage and read the entire chapter. It is so comforting to me that God knows me so personally and yet loves me so deeply.
These verses took on a new meaning when I gave birth to Gracen. As soon as she was born and I looked at her for the very first time, my doctor, Matthew Phillips, quoted these verses over her and then prayed for her. It was a beautiful moment and solidified how intimately God loves me, loves Gracen.... and loves ALL of us! Pregnancy is such an amazing thing! To feel your child grow in your womb from the size of a pea to a full grown baby is the neatest thing. Gene and I used to look at the magazine pictures that would show month by month the stages of development and it is mind boggling. Our God, creator God, absolutely knit each one of us together....piece by piece.
"For you formed my inward parts; You wove me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well."
In the context of our Bible study this week, these verses help us to recognize that God is the one who created us. He knit us together exactly as we are with our personality strengths and weaknesses, our God-given desires, our natural talents and abilities, and our spiritual gifts. He has a purpose for each of us and wants to use each one of us for kingdom work. When we embrace who God created us to be, we will find confidence and joy.
Until next time...
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