Today, ask for the grace to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
We will now hear a reading from Psalm 139…
Psalm 139: 13-18
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.
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.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
The Psalmist’s obvious awe and delight are reflected in his words. Am I aware of the wonder of myself as part of God’s creation? Do I take pleasure in being one of God’s creatures, woven together, fearfully, and wonderfully made? When God sees me, what hymn does he sing of my being?
Do I take time to reflect on my relationship to the rest of God’s creation? Do I reverence the land, the trees, the fruit of the field as gifts from God? Do I treasure the diversity and beauty of that creation?
As I listen the words of the Psalmist again what resonates for me? Why does he use the word fearfully made?
How am I both fearful and wonderful? How is God calling me to celebrate my creatureliness?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.