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I am fearfully and wonderfully made – Psalm 139: 13-14

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Each one of us are unique

For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb.I will give thanks to you,for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Your works are wonderful.My soul knows that very well.

Psalm 139:13-14

It is amazing to think that God planned you. Nobody who is born is an accident in the eyes of God. Not only that but God has placed eternity in everyone’s  heart.

Biology is a very interesting and complex subject. The most simple cell of a single-celled organism is more complex than anything man could design and build.

A single yeast cell is far more complex than the large hadron collider at CERN for example. One cell is rather like a super-metropolis city running all the processes of life superbly efficiently without the need for city councils or other governing officials. Each cell takes its instructions from its DNA. Every single moment of life involves many dynamic instructions from its DNA as new proteins are made and used for life. Now if that is for one simple cell in a mere yeast cell, now imagine a human with its many different types of cells in many different types of organs all interconnected.

From the moment of conception a miracle occurs in a single egg cell. The DNA from the parents is exchanged and a unique individual has been created. Although only one cell, genes will start to work and under their direction, the cells begin to divide. Each new cell already is planned for its next cell division and then another division in turn creating all the different organs and body parts. Eventually an adult human will have 30 trillion vastly differentiated cells all with mild-blowing complexity particularly the human brain. It’s absolutely amazing and still a mystery to science how an embryo becomes a baby and then an adult.

For a Christian who believes that God is the author and designer of life, Psalms 139 is particularly inspirational and beautifully poetic. From one single unique cell at conception, God weaves together traits from father and mother and then step by steps forms the inward parts – the heart, brain, bones, gut, blood vessels etc. The organs are covered in muscles, ligaments and skin but also creating beauty, symmetry, grace and form. Indeed we are fearfully and wonderfully made. No wonder we can say marvelous are your works. Instinctively everyone that has a soul knows that of themselves or whenever they see a new born baby or even a baby animal.

Personally I believe that since the fall, creation has been in decline. It is devolving, not evolving, due to Adams’s curse and the law of sin and death. All living things are carrying a mutational load that we have inherited from our parents. Yet we still see such beauty everywhere in people, animals, plants and fungi (even humble soil fungi are necessary for plants and trees to grow). I think Adam and Eve were probably absolutely beautiful humans and the pinnacle of creation. I expect they had incredible minds and gifted in music and art. Since then there has been a slow and steady decline. However, still our souls know well that whenever a baby is born, that child has been fearfully and wonderfully made.

If anyone has lost a child due to miscarriage or abortion I believe that they are with the Lord now and God has completed his work of formation and completion. I believe heaven is a wonderful place and we will be reunited with our loved ones. Nobody conceived is ever a mistake as far as God is concerned. He loves them all. He is the father of spirits and each human spirit is given a body prepared in their mothers womb. If you have had an abortion God will forgive you if you ask Him. Jesus died for you and he will welcome you with open arms when you turn to him. That child is in Heaven.

Of course, although we all start out as a unique embryo in our mothers’ wombs, we all have a choice as to how we will live our lives and where we wish to spend eternity. It must be so sad for God when we reject His goodness and love. If you would like to know God, the one who made the miracle that is you please say this simple prayer of salvation. He will welcome you with open arms and give you the deepest peace that will surpass understanding.

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I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-14
I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 13-14

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One thought on “I am fearfully and wonderfully made – Psalm 139: 13-14

  1. Fabulous paintings and great verses with inspiring and thoughtful comments. Thank you.

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