“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalms 139:13-14).
This is an incredible verse of scripture. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. I don’t think we can even imagine how complex our bodies and minds are. Let me give you one example of the complexity of human life:
The morning this message was created, I started thinking about what to share with you. The electrical impulses of my brain were in motion as thoughts swirled around in my mind. Memories were recalled about scriptures that I had read, and ideas formulated within my mind.
Next, I started communicating these thoughts onto my computer. Each letter of each word was first translated into an electrical impulse that stimulated a muscle in my finger, hands and arms to press a given key on the keyboard. That letter then appeared on a monitor that beamed light into my eye. Those beams of light then communicated images to my brain as the correct letter in which I had intended to press. (This did not happen all the time.) Those combination of images were compared with other images. My mind scanned all possible meanings to make sure the message was conveyed.
Then, I pressed the “Send” button, and this group of letters and words were transmitted via a computer network–yet another vast complex system created in the minds of other people–to another computer where it is stored for retrieval. Then, you logged on to your computer, and downloaded your latest messages. This one appeared.
As your eyes scanned across the page, your mind was forming the words each letter created. Again, the contrast between black and white (or whatever color you are using) allowed your eyes to send different electrical impulses to the brain so that your brain could distinguish which pixel is on and off. This created images compared with other images in your memory. These images were placed together with other images creating a word. This word again calls to your memory and brings up a meaning. Your mind sorted through all of the various meanings possible, and then settled on the proper meaning. Then, your eye scanned to the next word. On and on, you read.
Finally, the thoughts conveyed in this message are communicated from my mind to yours.
Now, add to that the spiritual component–God moving through your thoughts and impressions. God’s Spirit communicating to your mind, showing you how involved and complex we are. The entire process is unfathomable. “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (verse 6).
Each one of you is very special in God’s eyes. He created you. He shaped and formed you physically, mentally and spiritually. If God will go to such depths to create us, don’t you think his love for us goes even further?
Prayer: Lord, I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You have created me special. You formed me in my mother’s womb, and you knew all of my days before even one of them came to pass. You care for me so much. You love me more than I know. Thank you for that love, Father.