The older I get the more truth I find in an old cliché—Whatever gets your attention gets you. Some mornings, it’s my aches and pains that get my attention.
I’ve found that when my mind is full of misery, I’m mighty miserly in my praise for God. Instead of focusing on a sore muscle or a stiff joint, I make it a point to learn from David who contemplated the splendid and wonderful things of God: 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 (Psalm 139).
When was the last time you considered how “wonderfully” you are made? Here are three facts to get you started.
- You are unique: When you were still in your mother’s womb, you developed your fingerprints when you were three months old.
- You are a person of rhythm: At 80 beats per minute, your heart beats about 4,800 times an hour or 115,200 times a year pumping blood through the 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body.
- You are no dimwit. When you are awake, your brain is producing enough electricity to light a lightbulb.
Each of us is unique and have a special purpose in the grand scheme of life as designed by God.
This may be what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he said: We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10); or, as The Voice says, we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives.