29th January 2017

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made 

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.”
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV UK) 

Steinway grand pianos are legendary for their craftsmanship. Since 1853 the Astoria-based company has created iconic instruments; working for an entire year to assemble a single piano from twelve thousand individually handcrafted pieces. The focus and dedication necessary to create these beautiful instruments is amazing. But as advanced as a Steinway piano is, it falls impossibly short of a human being. We are the true masterpieces!

Think about what the Psalmist wrote for a second. The same hands that created galaxies personally wove your DNA. That same breath that commanded the sun to shine also breathed life into you. It’s an overwhelming and humbling thought, but one that can easily be forgotten. From commercials, to magazines, to billboards, we’re surrounded by non-stop images of ‘ideal physical beauty,’ images that often prompt us to think about what we lack, instead of giving thanks for what have in abundance. The truth is, every human being who has ever walked the earth is a unique and masterful work of art, created with perfect love and care by our heavenly Father. Although our fall from grace has tragically intervened, God, through his Son, is working to bring to completion and perfection his creatures and the entire cosmos in which we exist.

So the next time you hear the beautiful notes of a concerto played on a Steinway, remember the care and love which your heavenly Father has taken in crafting you, and give thanks that the creator of the universe loves you so much that he took the care to shape each and every part of you. 

Prayer
Heavenly Father, so often we take our being for granted. Only when things go wrong, sickness, injury, do we begin to understand the perfection that you made us to be. We ask for your awareness of our being and our dependence on you as we go onward with you in our Christian walk. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen
 

Study by Joseph Tkach

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About the Author:
Joseph Tkach is the President of Grace Communion International (the Denominational name of The Worldwide Church of God UK), and resides in California, USA.

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