Psalm 139:13-16 (NIVUK)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 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.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Growing up, I remember vividly watching the film The Race for the Double Helix with Jeff Goldblum and others in, retelling the race between the different groups vying to discover the chemical basis for genetics. For me, it wasn’t just the race that was thrilling, but also the science behind it – I’ve always been fascinated in what makes us tick and how life works. They might not have known how DNA worked in Bible times, but I can’t help but hear echoes of DNA chains knitting together in Psalm 139, making each of us unique (not even the DNA chains of identical twins are completely identical). Here’s the thing – you have indeed been made unique and special by God. You may feel small and unimportant, but there is no one quite like you. God wants you for who you are rather than wanting you to become like somebody else.
Life is amazing, including the life you have put in me! Thank you Father!