“我的肺腑是你所造的； 我在母腹中，你已覆庇我。 我要称谢你，因我受造，奇妙可畏； 你的作为奇妙，这是我心深知道的。”
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
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It has been said that every stitch of a quilt is made with love. Actually, a quilt is made out of thread and fabric, with scissors and needles and sewing machines. But the sentiment is still there. The time and effort that, say, a grandmother puts into making a quilt for her new grandchild is evidence of love. Every stitch is another thought, another prayer, another action of care and compassion for the one she loves.
In the same way, the Lord took the time and effort to stitch you together. In the seclusion of your mother’s womb, even before the day you gasped your first breath, the Lord’s heart and hands were forming you. Every time he patiently wove a sinew or precisely measured a cell or miraculously gave beat to your heart, he thought about you, planned for you, and couldn’t help but be consumed with love for you. Every fiber of your being was uniquely patterned and intimately sewn with God’s hands. From before you were born, God committed himself to you and loved you.
Dear Jesus, thank you for investing so much in me. Keep creating my heart to beat with yours so that I will know how marvelous you truly are. Amen.
Through a prayer, donation, or by volunteering, take a moment to support agencies that celebrate the precious created nature of each individual person (such as a crisis pregnancy center or an orphanage).