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. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Psalm 139:13-17 – Scripture of the Weekend (January 25-26, 2014)
Not long ago, I found out I was going to be a daddy…again! So today’s scripture has a special meaning for me. A few days ago, Beth and I went to get the first ultrasound, and got our first look at the child God gave to us. The jawbone was already formed, and we could see the outline of the head, torso, and feet. Even now, we could see the evidence of Jehovah’s handiwork inside of Beth’s womb. When I stop to think about our baby’s inward parts being formed and knitted together by the Lord even as I am typing this, I am filled with awe and gratitude. There are times when I see my two-year-old daughter smile and laugh and watch with amazement as she continues to grow (too fast!) from that little baby we saw in another ultrasound picture not long ago, to a newborn infant I got to hold in my hands for the first time on a Saturday night in late September of 2011, to the toddler with unlimited energy of today, to the beautiful young woman of tomorrow if her Creator is willing…and I am filled with wonder at the awesomeness, beauty, and power of God’s creation.
How can anyone see their child and still deny the existence of God? How can anyone hold their child and think that God is not love? How can anyone use the technology of today to actually see a baby being formed by Yahweh inside of a woman and then decide to murder the work of God’s hands while it is still in the womb? I cannot understand that.
All I know is that our Lord and Savior has blessed my wife and me with two wonderful children. Neither of us deserve his kindness, which makes us that much more grateful. I thank my God with all of my heart for his kindness which he has shown towards me, and ask for his help to make me into the Christian man, husband, and father which I need to be in order to properly teach and guide the children whom he has entrusted to me to grow up to be faithful servants of his kingdom.