The 27th day – We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
— Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
Psalm 139 is possibly the most intimate Psalm out of all that composed by King David. It is full of David’s praises for God’s personal interest in every aspect of his life. Let us have a good look at this beautiful psalm:
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
In this Psalm, it depicts that David knows whatever people may say about God, and whatever they may say about us, God knows us, watches over us, guards and guides us like a perfect father.
Sometimes we don’t let people get to know us completely because we frighten that they will discover somethings about us that they won’t like. But God already knows everything about us, even to the number of hairs on our heads, and still he accepts and loves us. God is with us through every situation, in every trial – protecting, loving, guiding and guarding. He knows and loves us absolute 100%.
We are Indeed fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands of the world’s greatest Father. From the womb to the tomb, our Father invests in our lives personally. — Mark Stibbe