Have you ever thought of yourself as fearfully and wonderfully made? Maybe not as you stare at your face in the mirror through sleepy eyes. You may not think you are fearfully and wonderfully made if you were born with a congenital disability, but you are.
Our verse of the day comes from Psalm 139:13-16.
“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; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
The Psalmist expresses how awesome it is for God to know him fully. He marvels at how the Lord created him and knew everything about him.
The secret place refers to the womb. The womb is hidden, though seen from the outside as it grows, inside the womb is dark and damp. It’s where new life grows.
David confirms that not only did the Lord plan his life from the womb but that he also knows the precise number of days that he would live before they would come to be. The Lord knew the number of days David would live upon the earth outside the womb before David was born.
We, too, are fearfully and wonderfully made, and as David and us, the Lord knows the number of days every baby will live upon the earth before they are born.
We, like David, can have confidence that the Lord knows us intimately. The Lord knows everything about us. Lastly, he is ever-present, all-powerful, and all-knowing. That’s our God.