“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made! Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 (NASB)
Hanging in my exercise room, I have a poster of the human body and all its various muscle groups. Each muscle group has a different color, and as you look at it, you cannot help but be awed by how intricate and complex it all is … how all the various muscle groups are interrelated and interdependent. I find it amazingly beautiful! And on this poster, I have placed a translation of Psalm 139:14 to constantly remind me of the amazing God who fashioned us with such care.
Sometimes when I look at it, I am reminded that this poster only represents the muscular system. There are other systems too, like our skeletal system, our neurological system, our system of veins and arteries, etc, etc. Layers upon layers of care and complexity! We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made.
So, with fear and wonder, I want to honor what God has so carefully fashioned. With fear and wonder, I want to care for this intricate mechanism He has fashioned for me. With fear and wonder, I want to thank God not just with my mouth, but with my whole being.
With fear and wonder, I am reminded that my physicality is intertwined with my spirituality. And I want to love God with all of me.