“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)
Were always checking ourselves out. We look in the mirror to see how we look, and if we’re honest, most of us glance at our reflections in windows throughout the day. We compare our appearance with the models in fashion magazines and celebrities on the red carpet and we have to face the fact again and again that we don’t measure up. Some spend millions every year to change how they look and most of them remain disheartened.
We need a new benchmark and a new set of values, and King David gives them to us in this beautiful poem. Almighty God, the One who is infinitely wise, kind, and strong, carefully crafted each of us in the womb. He used the building blocks of DNA, but the uniqueness of our individual appearance was in His hands. But it was not only our appearance. God crafted our personalities our intellects and our talents and His creative work in each of us prepares us to fulfill the greatest goal life can offer, to be His person in the circumstances we face every day.