Today is my 29th birthday and as I close this day, I can't help but think about my Heavenly Father who has loved me all of my days. My God who sees me beyond this moment in time, who shapes my heart, who sees my thoughts, knows my motives full well, and takes great delight in me. A God who created the universe with billions of planets and stars, with billions of organisms & cells, with galaxies beyond my comprehension, with mountains...the Grand Canyon (hello!!), and with Lake Tahoe...yet this infinitely wise, and wonderful Creator also fashioned me, and He created you! It's so easy for me to look at the beauty that God created, the beauty of a sunrise, or Lake Tahoe, the beauty of the majestic mountains, the amber waves of grain, or the twinkle in my daughters eye and say Wow..."IT IS GOOD"...but God also created me....he fashioned me in my mother's womb, and when He was done...He said " IT is good!" Sometimes I need to keep that in perspective when I critically look at my hips...or my nose...or, or, or......and remember that God fashioned me...as He fashioned the mountains, the skies, & the Grand Canyon. This is a mind-boggling thought! One that makes me so thankful for my life, so thankful for the hands that fashioned me and the way my Creator loves me and knows me.
"For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in Raylynn VanOrt's womb. I praise you for I am fearfully & wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (I know that you see me as wonderful...as you created me). My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body (you weren't surprised or disappointed when you saw my hips, or my nose, or anything else Father...you made me that way ON PURPOSE). All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (even today...you knew me today, at 29...and you loved me, you love me!)" Psalm 139: 14-16 emphasis added
So Jesus, thank you for creating me 29 years ago...thank you for loving me, redeeming me, choosing me, and bringing me to yourself! Do you remember that you are FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE? If not, how can you start believing that today?