2017-11-27 - God's Handiwork
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)
The scientific and medical communities can explain the miracle of birth, but to my mortal mind, the idea that a life will grow, kick, and squirm inside a female womb seems so complex and yet miraculous.
David, the writer of Psalm 139, spoke about the mystery of birth. For we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” (verse 14) Nothing concerning the birthing process was an afterthought. God, on purpose, determined how long a fetus should grow inside a woman and the changes her body would need to endure, and devised the best way for the baby to be born. We all were created for a reason.
Ironically, we may feel we aren’t living up to our potential. Dealt with setbacks, we may have tried not to give up. “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship) recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].” (Ephesians 2:10 AMP) The Lord wants us to endure. He has a good plan for us. He has designed us like no other.
Lord, Thank You for creating me on purpose. Reveal to me the type of person I am to be. Squelch any doubts that want to discourage me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.