“God made this!”

prayingpsalmsFrom Eugene H. Peterson’s Praying With the Psalms:

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. ~ Psalm 139:15

The mysteries of conception and birth, the marvels of sinewed bone and muscle, provoke awe: God made this! I am evidence of God’s skill! I am proof of God’s creation! “Every man carries in his own body reasons enough for reverent gratitude” (Alexander Maclaren, The Psalms, 2:388).

PRAYER: Father, I have complained about my body when I ought to thank you for it. I have grumbled at its pains and been dissatisfied with its shape. Bring me to a state of shocked wonder at its intricacies, in awe of its marvels. Into a body not dissimilar to mine, and into flesh constituted like mine, you entered, O God, for my salvation. I praise you for it because of and through Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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