Psalm 139: 13-16
Have you ever thought of yourself as being “handmade”? The Bible tells us that God took His time to create us and knit us together in our mother’s womb. It is not by accident that you have the DNA that you have. I wonder if God had a mental picture of you and said “Oh yes, green eyes and brown hair will be beautiful. I think I will give her a light dusting of freckles as the sun kisses her face.”
How do you think God felt as He created His own Son in the womb of a mortal woman? Do you think He wept as He created Jesus in Mary’s womb? What thoughts do you think He had as He chose Jesus’ eyes and hair color? What might have been His thoughts as He chose body structure and stature? As He created Jesus’ personality, what might He have pondered?
In the end Jesus was perfect. We are not perfect, but according to verse 14 we are remarkably and wonderfully made. Even with all those imperfections you may think you have, you are still remarkable and wonderful. God gave those to you for a purpose.
According to Psalm 139 not only did God know what we would look like, but He also knew the days you would live. “Your eyes saw me when I was formless, all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began” (verse 16). God knew the choices you would make and what your life would entail before you were born. That is amazing!. Can you imagine how His heart felt as He created Jesus, knowing all He would suffer to bring salvation to the world? God knew and yet He chose to give us the greatest handmade gift.
The interesting thing about a gift is that it does not become yours until you receive it. Today you have or will receive a gift. It is yours. It was handmade with you in mind, but it will not be yours until you take possession of it. God handmade Jesus and had Him pay the price for our sin. The Gift has been given, but He waits on us to receive it. My hope is that you will receive this gift, if you have not already.