My cousin and his wife had a beautiful baby girl today, and here is mother and daughter after the birth; both healthy. I’m so happy for them, as they have been looking forward to this day for quite some time, and are so excited to see the little bundle of joy that they had been hoping for…
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.
I heard a great phrase from Rick Warren recently, and I’m not sure if he was saying it himself, or was quoting someone else, but he said this: “There are accidental parents, but there are never accidental children.”
The beauty of that phrase is the idea that no matter how you were conceived – if you were planned like the little girl above or not, if you were adopted or raised by your birth parents, or if you were raised by wolves in the jungle like Mogli from The Jungle Book, God planned your existence.
More than that, Psalm 139:13-14 tells us that God formed our body and being, and “knitted” us together in our mother’s womb. No small detail about us is insignificant to God, who shaped our every ligament, designed our every bone, and gave life to every complex system in our body. Beyond our design, God also knows our heart, our thoughts, our desires and our innermost secrets. There is nothing that God does not know (Omniscience).
As David goes on to say, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” which signifies the power and might of God in creating such unimaginably complex beings. Why does our creation evoke fear and wonder? Because human beings are so intricately constructed, so delicately designed, and so perfectly situated to survive in our environment. Just thinking about it is awe-inspiring.
Here is where I’m going with this: God did not design you on accident, He had a purpose. God loves you, sent His son to die on the cross for you and wants a relationship with you. Even though He knows every single sin you have ever, and will ever commit, He still loves you, is seeking you out and wants you to be with Him for all eternity. That is the love of our Creator.