My daughter’s Bible verse this past week for Awana was from Psalm 139: “I am wonderfully made.” It was the first time she was able to recite any of her verses without a lot of prompting. Although what she said instead was “I am wonderful.” Close enough! The entire passage is beautiful, verses 13-17:
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
What a wonderful reminder when we get lost in the lies of this world. My value is not determined by what others think of me or even what I think of myself. My value is determined by how God views me. I need to receive God’s love for me and deny myself so that God may love others through me.