We Are Wonderfully and Fearfully Created

The Psalmist did not say I am fearfully and wonderfully evolved, but created. He then describes the beauty of our creation and how God is completely involved in the formation of the human body. “For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret and intricately and curiously wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16). Every human being create has been created for a purpose. You might think that because you were are a result of rape or other circumstances that God does not value you. He never rejects His creation. Before He created you He knew your name and wrote it in His book all the days of your existence. Your destiny was written in His book before you were born. You are wonderfully and fearfully created for the glory of His name. To Jeremiah God said, Before I formed you in the womb I knew and approved of you and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; and I appointed you as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). God is never limited to know us only after we are born. No, He knows everything about us: our looks, our destiny, our dislikes and likes; nothing is hidden from our Creator. Before Samson was born, an angel visited his mother and told her she was to have a son and he revealed to her his destiny. Although Samson failed in his calling and destiny, he ultimately succeeded. Samson’s life is an example of those who do not seek obedience and fail in performing in fullness God’s purpose and destiny for their lives. God never creates a human life to be wasted in sin and failure. That does not represent His purpose, as we understand that before He created us, He wrote our entire destiny in His book. So meaningful our life is to Him.

When Zachariah, while on duty, serving as priest before God in the order of his division, there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense…The angel said to him, Do not be afraid, Zachariah, because your petition was heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you must call his name John…He will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord. And he must drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit even in and from his mother’s womb. He will turn back and cause to return many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright in order to make ready for the Lord a people prepared (Luke 1:8, 11, 13-17). John fulfilled his destiny and purpose for what he was created. He lived a short life in complete service to God. The words from the angel were fulfilled in his life to the end. He was a beacon transmitting truth and light for all who came to him. He preached the message of repentance and many came to him to listen and to be baptized. He was not afraid to confront those who were immoral as in the life of Herod, for which he was put in prison. Later he was beheaded to satisfy the fleshy desire of Herod’s wife. YAHSHUA had this to say about him when John’s disciples came to Him to know for sure if He was the One to come or should they continue to be looking for another. After John’s disciples had left, YAHSHUA said, What did you go out into the desert to gaze on? A reed shaken and swayed by the wind? Then what did you go out to see? A man dressed up in soft garments? Behold, those who wear fine apparel and live in luxury are in the courts or palaces of kings. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you and far more than a prophet. This is the one of whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who shall make ready Your way before You. I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; (Luke 7:24-28a). His ministry is registered in the book of John 1:15- 36; 3:23-36. John was truly “Great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord.”

To be fearfully and wonderfully created is to be created in the image of God. He created men in perfect harmony with what He is- in His image. With his intellect, he can reason and choose with freedom. Morally, he was originally created righteous and innocent. The conscience is a sign of his origin state. When it accuses, he repents and turn around in many cases. When he doesn’t then he suffers the consequences soon or later. God did not create men for no reason. Behind every human created there is a reason and a destiny. In the image of God is the immaterial part of men, or the unseen.  It is the part that enables him to fellowship with God. Man is created in the image of God mentally, morally and socially. That is to be wonderfully and fearfully created.

I confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.(Psalm 139:14).

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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