Reading: Psalm 139: 13-18
Sometimes the amazing work of God leaves me speechless. The intricate beauty of a spider’s web or the complex and exact design of a honeycomb catches my attention. The stunning colors of a field of wildflowers reveals to me God’s unlimited vision. The power of a huge thunderstorm gives me a glimpse of the might found in God’s fingertips. The sun rising in the stillness of a calm morning brings more insight into God’s creativity.
Yet nothing reveals God’s ability to design and create more than the human being. We are so complex physically and emotionally. A multitude of processes happen in our body each second without a conscious thought on our part. We can think and learn and invent and solve almost without limit. Human beings are God’s masterpiece. No two of us are exactly alike so we are each one of billions and billions of individually hand-crafted masterpieces. Amazing.
The psalmist writes, “you created my inmost being” and “your eyes saw my unformed body”. In these verses we gain a sense of the time and care God put into each one of us. It is humbling to think that the God of the entire universe, the God who made and makes everything, takes the time to knit each of us together, to weave us together into a handmade creation.
God values each of us deeply as our Creator. The God who formed us also desires to dwell in us and to be an active part of our lives. The presence of God within each of us calls us to live a holy and righteous life. Our response to God within us is to share God with others. In word and deed we have the privilege of living as a unique child of God every day. May we bring praise and glory to the Lord this day with our every act. May our lives today reveal our Creator to the world.