Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139 v 14 - I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

When I was thinking about this verse, I saw that David recognised that our human bodies are made with great wonder and reflect the greatness of our God. Whilst we all will stop and wonder at an amazing view, (I often walk in the Peak District in Derbyshire and many a time I've stood speechless at the beauty around me, thanking God for his creativity and for his gift to us),

very rarely do we look at our own bodies and wonder “how did God create this amazing being? Do we fully understand or appreciate that we are fearfully and wonderfully made?

Bill Gates said:

“The human body is the most complex system ever created. The more we learn about it, the more appreciation we have about what a rich system it is.”

And my challenge here is, that the body is indeed a rich system, a silent witness to God's love and his creativity. But not just that, our bodies are revelatory, because our body structures inherently describe how they ought to be used according to God's design - man's anatomy is designed to complement woman’s anatomy, and that in itself offers a powerful silent testimony to God’s design for sexual intimacy. How we are built testifies to the truth of God's Word and that we are indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.