Psalm 139:13-18

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

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.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!

How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand –

when I awake, I am still with you.


Let me review: Psalm 130 starts out with God declaring how much He knows about us. There’s nothing hidden from Him – He knows everything. It continues with how God will pursue us. We can never escape His presence. We may shut it out, but His presence is there.


The third clear point that God wants to make in Psalm 139 is that we are His handiwork. He made us. I remember when our kids were small they would scribble some things on a page and come and present it to us. We would put it on the refrigerator because our kids made it and we were proud of them. God says, “I made you. I knit you together in your mother’s womb. You were fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are made with a purpose. You are made with a special recipe – a unique DNA – to be a valued, powerful, and needed part of His kingdom.


We work in His kingdom as people wonderfully made and created by God. As we work together we see how He’s woven together a tapestry of Christ followers to do His work on the earth. You are made. You’re not a mutation. You are made specifically for a purpose. Psalm 139 shouts to us, “Realize you are made in His image. You are made by God. You are created by Him.”