by: Carole L. Haines
For You created my innermost parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You When I was made in secret,
And skillfully formed in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my formless substance;
And in Your book were written all the days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Whenever my children want to know what I want for Birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day presents, I always tell them to make me something. I love their Handmade things. I treasure each and every one of those wonderful gifts. Pictured above is a Sunflower that my daughter made for me. I have it hanging from my rearview mirror. It reminds me that God made me by His own hand as well. I am His Handmade treasure, even as you are .
I often say that we are God’s Refrigerator Art. When my children were young, I had drawings all over my refrigerator, held in place by magnets. God hangs our picture in His room. He places our offerings to Him on His refrigerator. He keeps us always before Him, for He treasures each one of us. This is what Psalm 139 is trying to show us, just how precious we are to God. We are all Handmade by God, so unique, so extraordinary. And God loves us all, as He draws us nearer and closer to Himself.
Come to Jesus, Dear friend, if you haven’t already. He died to pardon and forgive our sin, paving the way to a restored relationship with God. Come back to the Hand that made you so precious and counts you priceless. His Word tells us this:
“Therefore, the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.” (Isaiah 30:18)