“…I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.”
Psalm 139:14 Holman Christian Bible
Think of it! A baby is conceived (well, you know how it’s done or do you?) and is born, grows day by day in body and spirit and one day is a mature human being. That person is you! That person was formed in the womb by the power of God! Did you ever think of yourself as “remarkably and wonderfully made?” Well, you are. And so am I. So is every human being, every animal, every tree, flower, all nature. You, I, animals, nature are all a creation of God, and thereby, are remarkably and wonderfully made.
There is a story I read about a stray kitten who was found and taken in by a loving couple. They bought her a comfy little bed all her own. But, every night she would insist on sleeping on the couple’s bedroom windowsill. Well, one night they discovered why. As they looked out the window they saw something in the tree. It was hanging upside down from a branch and looking right at them. This was it, their new kitty must’ve become friends with the little possum that hung upside down in the tree outside their window. The lost kitty and the baby possum had become friends. This upside-down, long-nosed creature and their now-beautiful, little, no longer stray kitten had become friends?!?
We all need to learn a lesson from the possum and the kitten. It is what is in your heart that matters not what is on the outside of your body. Your body one day will die and rot away, but your spirit will live on, hopefully in the presence of God the Father in heaven. For you see, God made you for His own. Oh, we are not puppets being controlled by a string attached to the puppeteer’s hand. We are, however, filled with the spirit of a loving, all-mighty, and forever, God. Therefore, He doesn’t look at our exterior, but only our interior. You might say, God is our interior decorator.
A beautiful, loving heart is what is important. Do we love others as God has loved us? Is there forgiveness there? Do we look upon others and see only how they dress, what color their skin may be, or anything else of their bodily nature? If so, please know that if that was all there was to a person, they would be like the eggs that my Mom use to paint, all hollow inside. If hit or dropped those eggs would have been history. The same is true of each one of us. Without a loving heart, we will collapse and someday fade away.
In Psalm 139, a Davidic psalm, David expresses his belief in an every-present God. He writes that God knows when he sits and when he lies down. God knows his thoughts, He knows every word that comes out of his mouth, even before he knows himself. (Psalm 139:1-4) Then in the 14th verse, David rejoices that he is remarkably and wonderfully made.
The Psalms were the Hebrews hymn book. When they got together for worship, they would sing them. When singing a hymn it is like praying twice. Your voice and the words you sing are melodious to God’s ear. Let those words penetrate the walls of your heart. Fill that heart with good thoughts, forgiveness, and acceptance of every other human being for everyone is made in the image of God. It is how we choose to live that determines where we will spend eternity.
Father, help me to have the courage to live as a child of yours. Let me live by my heart not my emotions. Lead me, Lord, in Thy righteousness. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
Keep your heart firmly fixed on the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.