|© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.|
God designs us before we were born. He already had something figured out. Hair color, eyes, nationality, strengths, weaknesses, He knew. The more I learn about bodies from science, the more I am amazed at our design. Even our fingers bend in three places. We blink to keep our eyes moist. Our tongue gets dry when we are thirsty- our stomach growls when we're hungry. Maybe He knew some of us would skip meals while working : )
13 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
14 I thank you, High God — you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
We were made to worship God.
I worship in adoration — what a creation!
15 You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
He even loved us while we were teenagers. He knew we'd need to grow and learn.
16 Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all preparedbefore I'd even lived one day.
I drew the cartoon above from my imagination- but can you imagine God's? Wow! Don't think my mind could begin to grasp what He thinks. He's counted the grains of sand on the shore, knows the stars by name. I knew what people look like before I drew my cartoon, God creates from nothing.
17 Your thoughts — how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
18 I couldn't even begin to count them —
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
One day He will do away with wickedness for good. We're all looking forward to that. But for now we need to serve Him and guide others to Him.
19 And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
And you murderers — out of here! —
20 all the men and women who belittle you, God,
infatuated with cheap god-imitations.
21 See how I hate those who hate you, God,
see how I loathe all this godless arrogance;
22 I hate it with pure, unadulterated hatred.Your enemies are my enemies!
David is asking again for God's examination. So glad we have the Holy Spirit today, so we get immediate feedback. Personally, I get this bad feeling when I mess up- or just get something wrong. But, I ask daily for guidance.
23 Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I'm about;
24 See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong —then guide me on the road to eternal life.