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.
When I read this verse this morning … well, I just had to smile and shed a tear. I think about how gracious God has been to each of us … how He has given each of us the experience of life in all of its mystery, wonder, and fulfillment. Who can truly understand the mind and wisdom of God to design for us “life” and “being” and “purpose” and “meaning” in the way He has ordained all of these experiences for us … for our spirits (inmost beings)? I believe this is why the Psalmist declared: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Oh, my friend, God is to be reverenced! He is worthy of the highest praise! Just look at the ultrasound of a newly conceived embryo…. It is the revelation of God to us – His works are indeed wonderful!
In the wombs of our mothers, God knit us together. Our bodies were formed and grew into a completed beings . Within our mothers, God prepared us bodies to be the individual temples for our spirits to indwell. He fashioned each of us for His own purpose and for His glory. This is why we honor our mothers … because through them each of us was brought to life! Even those yet to be born will join this gift of life each of us has graciously been given by our Creator. And so it has been for millennia that our Father has ordained for those He created in His image to participate in His creative work to fill the earth with His children. What an incredible thought!
So when we honor mothers for bringing us into this world … we honor our Father in heaven for His handiwork. We acknowledge His great love, compassion, and provision. The mystery of His wisdom is simply beyond our human comprehension … yet He has revealed to us Himself through His own Son … and demonstrated His deepest desire to fellowship with each of us personally and collectively. Oh, I pray we will find in the conception of life … the very heart of God … His tender mercies … His lavish grace … His unfailing love! And I pray that we the Church … the Body of Christ … will do everything within our power to protect every unborn child as well as every living child that God has given us to nurture and raise for His Name and for His Glory! Let us unite in prayer for their protection, provision, and person-hood with all sacredness and human dignity possible. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Cf. Ephesians 2:10)