13 “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life as recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 17 How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, You are still with me!”
What beautiful verses—beautiful verses about beautiful you! They tell you that YOU are special, unique—one of a kind! The forming of your body, mind, soul, and spirit was not an accident—you were planned, then created to be the one and only you--designed to have meaning and purpose--to bring honor and glory to the God who made you.
I love to picture a kindly grandmother, peacefully rocking in her chair, carefully knitting sweaters for each of her grandchildren, following a pattern downloaded from the internet. The result may be stunning, but it is nothing compared to the designs of our creator! Our knitter, God Almighty, is no ordinary craftsman. For each of His projects, He creates an individual, unique pattern using stitches far beyond those we might consider complex—the beautiful coral eyelet lace, moss diamonds, or mountain peaks. Think of God's stitches as the cells of our bodies, with each cell containing membrane, controlling what goes in and out of the cell; nucleus, containing most of the cell’s DNA; and cytoplasm, the semi-gel like fluid that contains organelles (think little organs ) such as mitochondria and carrying out chemical reactions and functions for cell expansion, growth and replication.1,2 This is just the smallest of beginnings of information about the cell and God’s knitting stitches! Want to be amazed? Look into all that goes into the formation of an eye! You’ll find this mind boggling!
It is easy now to say, “Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (v. 14) Wonderful! Complex! Marvelous! All these adjectives should convey your joy at how God has created you. Indeed—you are a wonder! Only a loving and caring God who is omniscient and omnipotent could accomplish such!
Thus God designed you, then planted you in your mother's womb: “You watched me as I as being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.” (vv. 15-16) How encouraging it is to know that from the time you were just an embryo, God knew His plans for you; He recorded each day of your life in His book and laid out every moment before a single day passed.
If you have ever doubted that you are God’s masterpiece, read and reread Psalm 139. He created your very being—everything you are—then He pursued and continues to pursue you each moment of your life, always being your ever guiding light: “If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand will guide me, and Your strength will support me.”
God never forgets you for a moment—His thoughts for you are abounding: “How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!” Imagine every thought God has for you being precious and designed for your eternal welfare!
May Psalm 139 remind you that each day you should shout out praises to God, your Creator, for fulfilling the purposes He has planned for your life when He created your body, mind, soul, and spirit. While it is true that your body will fail as you grow older due to living in a fallen world and that one day it will perish, it is also true that having Christ as your Savior enables your never perishing, immortal soul and spirit to grow better—to become more righteous and more like Christ your Savior. Indeed, you are God’s masterpiece; let your every cell sing praise to His glory and His perfect design!
Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Job 33:4 “For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”
Isaiah 64:8 “And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.”
PRAYER: Father God, thank You for creating me so uniquely and wonderfully well. I must admit that I often don’t feel unique or wonderfully well, for as I age, I note how my body fails, and again at times I wonder if I’m serving You as best I can to glorify You; but when I turn my heart to You and read Your Word, I know that the doubts I have about myself do not come from You, but from the enemy. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may rejoice in who You are and who You made me to be. And, Father, please bless those who read this prayer and let them know how very special they are to You—that when they seek You and Your will for their lives, they are fulfilling the purpose for which You made them. You, God, are our Almighty King and Savior, and You created us as masterpieces. May we praise Your Name forever!
DISCLAIMER: I am just an ordinary woman who loves Jesus, accepting Him as Savior at the age of thirty-two and digging into the Bible ever since. How could I possibly hope to develop a heart relationship with God and trust Him with my life if I didn't know who He is?!
These devotionals are written to help you journey with Christ and grow in your heart relationship with Him. However, it is essential that you examine my words, and those of all other "teachers," with God's Holy Word. Therein lies the source of all truth!
Candice Mary Thomas writes about loving God and loving people! Coming to Christ at age 32 and now in her 70's, Candice knows what a difference it makes living with or without Christ as one's personal Savior.