Friday, January 2, 2009

Wonderfully Made

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV).

My daughter and my two sons were arguing one day and asked, "Who's your favorite child?" I had to think about that and came up with this answer. They are all my favorites because they were wonderfully made, but in different ways.

Christopher is my favorite because he is my first born. He is always willing to help me and others whenever a problem arises.

Cynthia is my favorite because she is my only daughter. She has a truly caring heart and pitches in whenever we serve others and the family.

James is my favorite because he is my baby. He is compassionate, relates to others and gives a listening ear when needed. It is their differences that make them wonderfully made to me.

When we read Psalm 139:13-16, we see that David is praising the Lord for creating him. His family did not think he was special. But, God did. Before David spent one moment on earth, his days were already planned and ordained.

My children were fearfully and wonderfully formed before they were even born. We can all sing praises to God because we are each fearfully and wonderfully made.

Prayer: Lord, thank you that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in your image. Even before we spent one moment here on earth our days were ordanined by you. Like David, I praise you. Amen.

© Dawn M. Sexton

1 comment:

Christy said...

This speaks to every parent of more than one child. Nice!