Give me a word, Lord: GRAINS OF SAND

Psalm 139:13-18 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand–when I awake, I am still with you.

After working in the medical field for 30 years, I have no doubt that I was created by the supremacy of God. I have studied the human body at the cellular level. I’ve learned how intricately designed the human body is. There is absolutely no way that human beings were developed by happen chance, by a big bang, or whatever other theory may try to explain creation. There is just no way! Each and every part of the human body has a specific function, and the parts work together like the finest symphonic orchestra. When one part stops working, another part will try to compensate. If it can’t compensate, the body sends out red flags alerting the brain that something is wrong, and then medical attention is sought. We did not just evolve into human beings by happen chance. We were created in the image of our Creator.

In Psalm 139, the psalmist is praising God for creating him. He acknowledges that God created him and formed him within his mother’s womb, and that God had already ordained all the days of his life even before he was born. Then he praises God for having precious thoughts about him. He says he can not even count the number of thoughts that God has for him because the number of thoughts would outnumber the grains of sand.

Isn’t that incredible? God knit each of us together in our mother’s womb, He ordained our days before we were born, and He thinks about us all the time. The same Creator that formed the earth, the heavens, the oceans, and the mountains looked around and decided that the world needed you and needed me, and He created us. Not only did He create us, He never loses focus on us. He loves and cares for us so much that we are always in His thoughts.

Have you ever tried to sit on the beach and count the individual grains of sand? It would be impossible! But we are so precious to God that the sum of His thoughts for us are greater than the number of grains of sand! Whoa! God must really care about us! Yes, He does!

You were fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving Father. You were created for a purpose. Dwell on these things when life gets hard, when you want to give up, or you feel like you are losing hope. Hang on tight to the hand of your heavenly Father. He loves you so much!

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