The summer before sixth grade I was standing next to my best friend at church camp and we were rapping:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14
As part of our daily chapel routine, this clever “rap” was meant to help us memorize the verses. It worked too, I memorized it; but the words didn’t hold much meaning for me.
Yes, I understood God created me, but I didn’t really understand the beauty in that truth…not until I heard these verses read out loud one day almost 20 years later.
On this day, I was around 25 weeks pregnant, and listening to Christian radio in the car. Normally hearing or reading Psalm 139:13-14 takes me back to sixth grade summer camp, but this time I instantly thought of the baby in my belly.
I had been vigilantly tracking the growth and development of my baby, always amazed at the progress. One week she was the size of a pea and a few weeks later the size of a plum! It is a truly amazing process, but hearing this verse gave me a whole new perspective.
God was knitting together a tiny little person in my womb. The creator of the universe, the master artist who paints sunrises and sunsets, the master architect who carved out the oceans and built mountains, was making my child!
Then I realized, he made me too, in just the same way!
I was taken aback, I started crying (only partially because I was pregnant) and praising God for his goodness.
How wonderful it is to be created by God!
And you know what?
He created you too! He knit you together in your mother’s womb!
I love this image of knitting, it implies intricacy, gentleness, and care. Verse 15 supports this idea saying we are “intricately woven.”
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Psalm 139: 15
Want to know the best part?
God is an amazing knitter. Verse 14 says, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Let me just repeat that, you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
God does not make mistakes, he doesn’t get his yarn tangled and he doesn’t drop stitches. His works are wonderful!
He also knew exactly how you would turn out. Nothing about you is hidden from him, it is all part of his grand design.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139: 16
Embrace this truth today, God designed you (yes every little bit of you). He was intentional in your creation, taking the utmost care in every facet of your being.
Use this truth to rejoice in God, your creator. Marvel at how God designed you and brought you into this world. Praise Him for his mercy in seeing you and wonderfully forming you before you even knew him. Thank him for making you uniquely you.