God Made Me

Josh WannerDevotions

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
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 139:13-16

I’m not a knitter, yet I’m intrigued by the process. Simple strings of yarn transform in various stitches to become unique items with varying purposes, colors, styles, and sizes – even though the initial pattern may be the same. Psalm 139:13-16 brings anoher knitting process to mind: “You knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

It is hard to comprehend. God planned each of us to be unique, even though we are basically the same. We each have unique features and functions. He designed our pattern, our number of days on earth all before we were even in our mother’s womb.

Amazing! How could I ever think that God doesn’t understand me when he went to such lengths to create me?

Prayer: Father, thank you for reminding us through Your word, how you planned and knit each of us together in our mother’s womb. You certainly understand and hear us. Your works are truly wonderful! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Contributed by Mari Kreft

Bible Reading

Read Psalm 119:73-80  and record any insights you gain here.

Call to Connection

Reflect on how God has created you. What attributes has He given you that you’re thankful for? Tell a friend/family member which of their attributes you are thankful for.