We don’t always feel “fearfully and wonderfully made” do we?
We don’t necessarily marvel at all the things our bodies and minds can do… or the fact we are alive, simply because God chose to bring us into being.
We don’t usually celebrate that we woke up with breath in our lungs, the ability to get out of bed (even if it’s hard) and the skills and means to make ourselves breakfast.
Few of us live with a sense of wonder, or with much gratitude for the simple things.
We struggle to see the value in others. Because if we don’t truly believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving Creator, we struggle to delight in the uniqueness of others.
Many of us choose to fight to discover the magic of life, though – because when we don’t our senses are deadened.
We fight to remember how to see, hear, taste, smell, and touch the goodness of God in creation.
And in his word.
And in his gentle whisper.
We fight for life because we weren’t made by accident, and deep down we know it.
Deep, deep down we know that we were created for a purpose. A purpose that we may not even understand this side of heaven.
And if all God’s works are wonderful, we are wonderful too – despite our sin. We can confidently state that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God and born for a very good reason.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my motherʼs womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
I believe the more we pray and listen, the more of our purpose God will reveal. Thank you for sharing your walk of faith!
Very true, Rick. I need to pray and listen more!
Love this! I just wrote about something similar in my post called “What is Your Purpose.” I loved this quote by Beth Moore: “But one of the most grown-up realities we will ever accept is that we are His wonders with the greatest potential impact on the lost, the cynical, and the hopeless.”
Thanks for sharing this!
I love that quote!! The enemy would have us believe the opposite…
Will have to check out your post.
Yes, so true!