“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139).”
How does your life change when you believe this as true.
When you can see yourself as wonderfully made, it is as if you put on new eyes to see yourself and the world.
Believing this means that you are created for a purpose.
This has to mean that you, your true self, is more than your skin and hair color, your size, your wealth, your education, your status, your past, and your future.
You, have been, and always will be, wonderfully made.
We treat babies with this wonder and awe. We just stare at the miracle before us.
We become distracted, blurring our vision of the divine spark that shines within you and within others. We begin to judge ourselves and others in terms of society, not in terms of God. Because with God, and by God, you are wonderfully made.
Psalm 139 begins this way: “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.”
God, although within us, still searches for our attention. God is waiting patiently for us to recognize this, because once we do, we can see ourselves as the beautiful creation that we are.
We begin to see others beyond their humanity. We recognize their beauty underneath the rough and wounded exterior. As we encounter others with love, we begin to reflect God’s love for them, reminding them that they too are wonderfully made.
We know people like this. Their gentleness brings us comfort. Their smile brightens a room. Their compassion makes us feel less alone and even hopeful for better days.
Experts estimate that we 2,100 thoughts per hour. Focus some of those thoughts this hour, right now, on what it means to be wonderfully made. Ignore the busyness, the noise, and the distractions.
Instead focus on the beauty and love that lives within you and within one another.