“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.” Psalm 139:13-14
Are you dissatisfied with something about yourself? It could be your weight, your hair (or lack of), your feet, your nose. It is so easy to look at ourselves and not like what we see. We look at others and wish we could look like them. How come some people are handsome or beautiful and I’m just ordinary?
But wait a minute! Psalm 139:13 says I am fearfully and wonderfully made. It’s no accident we are the way we are. There’s a divine design to our complete selves.
During those nine months in the womb, he knit us together. He made us into the person we are. Psalm 139:15 says He shaped our bones (frame), and Psalm 139:16, we read that he determined the days of our lives. God gave us our emotions, our talents, our athletic ability, and our mental abilities. Everything about us is unique. God was and is intimately acquainted with everything about us.
We need to accept ourselves the way He created us. He loves us just the way we are because He formed us and thought about us before we were born. Even though we might be unhappy with the way we were made, He is not. However we were created, God had a reason, perhaps to teach us a unique lesson.
We celebrate Cedar Hills Community Church, started by people who were made in God’s image and loved Him 60 years ago. We are unique people with one common goal, to love God and to love others – just the way we are. Our church is unique, and we praise God for His faithfulness.
We praise You for who we are. We thank You for creating us each as a unique individual made by You to serve You. Thank You that You don’t make “mistakes,” and remind us that each of us is precious and loved by You. Amen.