Psalm 139:14 (NASB)
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Not many of us awaken every morning and think, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Yet there is nothing sweeter than watching a little girl, one that is still too innocent to truly worry about her appearance or acceptance, play dress up and actually see a beautiful princess when she looks at herself in the mirror. That little one knows that she is fearfully and wonderfully made.
By our teen years most of us have experienced enough of life’s challenges, disappointment and our own sin that we need to be reminded over and over again that we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made. Whether we look beautiful by society’s measures or not, even if our bodies are not perfect or we do not move gracefully, God tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and deep down inside our soul knows it very well.
Most individuals have heard the lies of the devil to the point that we no longer see the princess in the mirror, yet God does. He sees the beautiful princess He created every time He looks at you, and He loves you and deeply desires that you to see yourself as He sees you. Yes, He is aware of your hurts, your scars, your failures and your sins. But, He longs for you to come to Him to allow Him to heal your hurts, and smooth your scars, to fix your failures and forgive your sins. He wants to reveal to you the princess in the mirror, for His works are wonderful and you are one of them. Therefore, you are fearfully and wonderfully made and your spirit knows it very well.
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Lucy, a four-year-old student at the Little Light House, is like any other little girl who likes to dress up and pretend to be a princess. Knowing that Lucy enjoys dance and the beautiful costumes that ballerinas wear, Linda decided to teach her some ballet positions during her physical therapy time. She watched Lucy look confidently into the mirror and smile at her reflection. This reminded her that Lucy truly sees herself as fearfully and wonderfully made. What a delightful reminder this is for all children of God, no matter our age or ability, to see the beauty that God created in us.
Lucy Vandrell, a four year old student at the Little Light House Lucy and her sister, Zoe.
As we start the year studying the Creation Unit, Linda’s devotional is fitting for us to remember. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” We want to teach our children about all of the wonderful things God created, and communicate that they are a part of that wonderful creation as we begin a new school year. He sees each of them as beautiful, calls what He made, “good,” and wants each one of us to do the same. Just like Lucy, God wants us to see the perfection in ourselves, as we were created in His beautiful image.