Reading: Psalm 139: 13-18
Verse 13: “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”.
God is a vast God. God created the world and all living creatures. God continues to be active and present each day. God’s love is unending, God’s mercy always overflows, and God’s forgiveness pours forth from the throne unceasingly. As vast as God is, though, God is also intimately connected to each of us as well. Verse thirteen speaks of how God has been connected to each of us since our beginning: “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”. God personally formed each of us. Personally. God really loves and values each and every one of us as!
In the beginning of time God spoke a word and created. God set stars among the sky that are so numerous that we cannot count them. Yet God knows each one by name. This is amazing power and might. But is was all done at once. God spoke and it was. That’s power. For you and me and for each of the billions and billions of people who have lived and who are now alive, God knit us together. We are each formed by hand, so to speak. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, true, but we are also individually made. Each of us is a unique creation of God’s mighty hand. I think that is more amazing than any part of the creation story.
Even though we are formed by God’s hands, at times we separate ourselves from God. We choose to sin or we may even deny our relationship with God. We are imperfect and human. God is not. Into our sin, God sends grace and mercy and forgiveness. God says, “I love you still”. In those times of separation or denial, God continues to seek us out, to call out to us, to love us. God could just create another person and hope for better results, but does not. We are each the most important creation there is. That’s how big God’s love is.
While I am thankful for this love, I know that it cannot stop there. It is a love that must be shared with others. This day, O Lord, may I be your love to another. May it be so for all of us. Amen.