07 August 2007

How God Loves the World

by Frank Turk

Since you can't remember what it was like before you were conceived in the womb, let me remind you of something: God formed your inward parts; He knitted you together in your mother’s womb. Praise Him, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.


Carla Rolfe said...

I can't believe no one has commented on this one yet!

With each of my 7 children and my one grand-daughter, the same exact thoughts went through my mind as I held them within moments of arriving in this world.

The fact that God created this itty bitty, miniature person, just overwhelmed me. How He made their brain to work, their eyes to blink, the lungs to immediately adapt from being filled with liquid to breathing air, and their tiny little fingers with their tiny little fingerprints.

It's truly an amazing thing the He did when He formed us.

FX Turk said...

Amen. And who deserved to be made? Who could have demanded that the potter put His hand to the clay and make him?

But I'm going to get ahead of myself.

donsands said...

Was does fearfully made mean?

Wonderfully I get.

And I do praise Him. Amen.

Carla Rolfe said...


I could be wrong (and if I am someone will be along shortly to correct me, I hope) but I believe the way that's worded means standing in awe and reverence of the way He made us.

Frank: no one. Which makes His grace so amazing, and His love so astounding.

Stefan Ewing said...

It evokes the fear and trembling with which we must work out our salvation.

Complex, beautiful, and organic are we, made in the image of God, rendered sinful by the desire not only to be the image of God, but to be God Himself, as only He can rightly be.

donsands said...

"standing in awe and reverence"

Makes sense. Thanks Carla.

brentjthomas said...

Through God all things were made...He was made flesh, too! Jesus was in the world that had its being through Him. I drink water, quench my physical thirst, know that Jesus has experience of these precise sensations... (and For us, too, experience of extreme thirst). Thank you Jesus.

northWord said...

God knitted His Word together wonderfully and fearfully too.
What comfort we have in these truths.

Kay said...

*Charity comment to make Frank's comment count a little healthier*

Don't say I never do anything for you, Mr Turk.

(oh, yeah, good post etc.)

Stefan Ewing said...

Honestly, this post was pure poetry. That it came from Centuri0n made it all the more unexpected and sweeter. ;)