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Creator - Creation

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. (Psalm 139:13-14)

How we come to realize the complexity of our body's structures and systems differs for everyone. Some may discover the uniqueness of their body, how it works, and why each 'part' is so important for the other parts because of illness, while others just discover it through the normal aging process. Bones that moved silently at one time are now creaky and crackle like a bowl of rice cereal. Muscles that once existed on the top of your arms are now like bat wings, jiggling about as you motion with your arms. A heart that once beat without notice may now pound out of your chest with each stair you climb. God made all the 'parts', but the most important part of our body is really our spirit - for it is the place he communes with us.

His workmanship is indeed marvelous - nothing compares to the majesty he puts on display in each and every one of us - each uniquely created to resemble him. The 'inner parts' of mankind are meant to commune with him - in prayer, meditative thought, and even in times of just enjoying the splendor of all he has created around us. Our psalmist opens this psalm with the reminder that God knows everything about us - helping us to know when to take action, and when to be still before him. When we fail to recognize the Creator, we may just be failing to fully appreciate the majesty of his creation.

"How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!" (v. 17-18) God doesn't sleep when we sleep, zone out when we zone out - he stays ever vigilant, always alert to our every need, and in tune with our every heartbeat. We are continually a matter of his 'undivided' attention. I don't have to understand that God is all-knowing and ever-present to know fully that he cares for my every need. I just have to trust the Creator that he will ALWAYS take care of the creation! I may not always like the way my body responds, but I know my body is continually in his care. Our lives are always in his focus, and we will never 'do life' alone. Just sayin!


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