We are fearfully and wonderfully made…from the inside out…
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” Psalm 139:14
Have you ever considered what it is that makes you who you are from the inside out? Have you ever sat and meditated on all of the intricacies that have come together to make you the person that you’ve become thus far? Physically you have a unique form, a distinct look, a way of moving and speaking that cannot be duplicated, nor ever belong to anyone else. Mentally, your thoughts are woven together in such a way that only you can fully understand and translate each one to others, yet they are yours alone. Spiritually, you are even more complex, for it is there that you go deeper, into a realm that cannot be penetrated by another person. That is where you, your core, your essence lies. All of these elements come together to make the one and only…you.
Much of my thinking these past weeks have been on this very subject. Each vignette that blurs into the whole of my life is essential to the making of who I am. From my stubborn persistence and disciplined way of doing things, to my creative free-spiritedness and longing to go further even when it seems impossible to do so. The desire to live every second of my life with a vigor and force that scares me and excites me all at the same time. Where does that come from? What resides within me that spawns such propensities? Can they really come from me alone?
For me there can only be one answer, a resounding NO! For alone, I am nothing really; all that I have and all that I am come from God. God sees all and he knows all. He is all-powerful, and he is everywhere. He is faithful, he is love, and his love surpasses all understanding. “If he is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) When I think on these truths, all of my questions are answered, and I am amazed. For who I am truly does come from the inside out…it is from He that dwells within me and works through me, fearfully…wonderfully…marvelously!
“The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
Peace and love,