January 13

Psalm 139:13-18

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” vs. 14

Whether we’re evolutionists or creationists, when we take time to reflect on the wonders of our existence and the intricacies of our environment, we’re almost bound to join the psalmist in his hymn of praise. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and our bodies have been knit together in a spectacular fashion. When a child is born, it thrills our hearts to see those perfectly formed limbs and fingers. There’s no doubt, the beauty of new life is stunning. We emerge from the womb fully equipped for a long life filled to the brim with joyful experiences and boundless pleasures. And it’s all a gift! None of us are self-made–everything we are, all our talents, gifts, and abilities is by the grace of the universe. And each of us has been given a fixed number of years to simply enjoy life and bask in its glory! And when we’re mindful of that great blessing, we can’t help but take time each day for thanks and praise. Think of it! The universe has been around for billions of years; it’s size is beyond our imagination. But in this place and on this day, we have life! As another psalmist said so clearly, “This is the day that the Lord has made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.” This truly is our duty and our delight!

Thought for the Day: If all this is true, why do we whine so much?

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