Dear Logos Family,
“For you formed my inward parts;
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
My soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
Intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
In your book were written, every one of them,
The days that were formed for me,
When as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)
Have you ever stopped to think how special you are?
Maybe a parent or a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin declared that you were “special” when you were born. Maybe they reminded you of that as you grew up?
These gracious words in the Book of Psalms speak to your intrinsic worth in your Father’s eyes. They speak of how carefully you were made in your mother’s womb – “knit together” in a “secret” place. God saw you even before you were a formed “substance.” He knew your personality even before you uttered a word!
The first person to know about you was your heavenly Father; he not only knew you as He assembled you in your mother’s womb, but He also “chose” you before the “foundation of the world.” Ephesians 1:4 (ESV)
Your mother was the second person to know about you. She knew something was “up” early on. She missed a period. She felt nauseous. In short order she knew her life would never be the same.
Do you know what the appropriate response is for your special life? Praise to God! “I praise you, Lord, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” Man doesn’t validate this truth. God does! And you do – “my soul knows it very well.” When our souls are healthy and we know God, we know that we are special; we know it in the depth of our being.
Have you thanked God lately for how special you are? Have you told someone else how special they are?
Grace and peace,