by Terri Cox
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 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.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Whenever I am disappointed in myself or unsure of my direction, this passage is sure to lift my spirits. As soon as I read it, I am immediately amazed that God considers me to be so special. Out of all His creations in this vast universe, He created me to be His child. Down to the very cells of my body. Every inch of me. Physically, mentally, spiritually. He wove me together before I was born and had a plan for my life from even before my birth. What an amazing God he is!
All of the greatest scientists who ever lived and all of the knowledge of the ages are but a fraction of the knowledge of God. It is really quite comical when humans assume they know how the human body works or how to assist it when it is impaired. Even with everything we have learned, it is just the beginning of all there is to know. Of course, I am so thankful for all of the knowledge and care that physicians and caregivers afford to us. But we understand only a bit of the mysteries of the human body.
I am so thankful to my God for His kindness towards us. It is truly astounding to consider all of the workings of our bodies. How all the systems works together. How our bodies heal themselves and continually grow and renew each individual cell. How the organs perform on their own even if we have no idea how they work. Thanks be to God for every breath we take, every thought we think, every move we make.