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You Are Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Recently I was having to share about when I really started responding to God. As I looked back on my life I think it was when I was pregnant with my first child. Seeing how my body was made to be able to conceive, carry a child, give birth and nurse a child was all very overwhelming to me. I went to church and Sunday school and went through all the motions prior to that but I really did not respond to God until my pregnancy. To see how my body was made, drew me closer to God. I remember praying for Sarah before she was born. I had a book called, "What to Expect while You are Expecting" and it would show what part of the body was being formed when. Thinking back on this I thought of the following verses:


Psalm 139: 13, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb."

Psalm 139: 13, "How He "knit [you] together" during those nine months. Psalm 139: 14, "How remarkably He made you into the person you are." Psalm 139: 15, "How He shaped your bones in your prenatal state." Psalm 139: 15, "How skillfully and well He superintended your formation." Psalm 139: 16, "How He personally determined the days of your life."

Psalm 139: 16, "Your eyes saw my unformed body;"


And one of my favorite parts is the rest of verse 16. "...all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." That always blows my mind. God knew you before anyone even knew there was a you. And He knew that I would be writing this blog today and that you would be reading it. Are we special or what?


The Psalmist realizes the wonder of how he has been made. And then he expresses gratitude to God for this wonder in verses 17 and 18. "How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you."


Have we acknowledged and thanked God for this wonder? For us, for our children, our grandchildren, etc? We are His beloved!

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