You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous- how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! (Psalms 139:13-17 NLT)
David reflected on the Sovereignty of God and how He created him. David knew that he was uniquely, lovingly, and graciously created by God for his good and God’s glory. We serve a marvelous and miraculous God who knew us before we were even conceived in our mother’s womb. David said ‘You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb (v.13).’ Let’s examine this for a moment. From the first day we were a fertilized egg, God begins to knit us together with cells and tissues in our mother’s womb. Keep in mind He did not need a womb to create Adam and Eve. He formed them from the dirt. That alone shows His Sovereignty.
It is important to be who God has created us to be. We are created in His image. We should stop trying to be someone else and be who God created. God loves and knows us, we are His handy work. He took time to knit us together, making sure that all of our cells, tissues, and organs are in the correct place and our blood is flowing to enable us to breed. Doctors are still amazed at the design of the human body. They are still studying the human body to understand its complexity. Sadly, they will never fully understand it because we are created by a God that is Sovereign. There will always be something about our bodies that we do not like and would want to change. However, if we keep in mind Psalms 139:13-17, we will realize that we are uniquely and wonderfully made by an all-powerful God. Let’s take the focus off what we don’t like about ourselves and focus on glorifying God with these bodies that He created for His glory.
Missionary Judith Gilzene Moodie
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