I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are
wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
We are God's creation. God made us. And what God makes is wonderful.
This may sound pretty obvious, but we probably need to remind ourselves
that it is not everything-and-everybody-except-me that is wonderfully made.
It is everything-and-everybody-including-me that is fearfully and wonderfully
made by God.
When we have learned to see ourselves as people without value, when we have
internalized contempt as the basis for our personal identity, it is difficult
to see ourselves as one of God's wonderful works.
But you are one of God's wonderful works. You are precious to God. You are
a unique, irreplaceable expression of God's creative love.
It is good to praise God for making us. It is good to see ourselves as a
reason for thanksgiving and awe. God made our minds, our emotions, our needs,
our bodies, our creativity, our longings, our hopes. God is a marvelous creator
who made us wonderfully.
You are one of God's wonderful works. You can praise God that he made you
that you made me.
and that all that you make is wonderful
Copyright 1991 Dale and Juanita Ryan