Wonderfully made

Has anyone told you recently that you are wonderful? Well they should, because however much we might wish we were someone else, there is great joy in realizing you are uniquely you. We can be so disappointed with our limitations and failings that we don’t stop to consider that we are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’.

Maybe you don’t think your body is very glorious or wonderful, maybe you’re struggling with physical ailments, disabilities or infirmities; maybe your view of yourself as a person is that you don’t count for much and someone else always seems to do things better than you do. In fact I think we all suffer from this sense of inadequacy, but listen to this from Psalm 139 from v13:

‘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 …your eyes saw my unformed body.’

It’s a great starting point! First David, the psalm writer, reminds us that God created our inmost being, our soul. There is so much creativity bursting out of God that every time he creates a new human being, (which is all the time) he makes yet another completely unique one. You may think you see personality traits which are similar in different people, but no two people on the planet are the same, not even identical twins. They may appear very similar and most people can’t tell them apart, but they too have their own unique personalities. It tells us so much about the astonishing greatness of God and the wideness of his creative powers. Praise God today for the wonder of who you are!

Brenda Critchley