Monday, 26 May 2014

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.  Psalms 139:14 ESV

When you wake up in the morning do you thank God because you are “fearfully and wonderfully made”?  Do you thank God that your partner for life is fearfully and wonderfully made?  I didn’t think so. 

I for one always wanted to be much taller, have hair, have a great singing voice, have a photographic memory and be able to play music by ear among other things.  It is interesting that as I’ve gotten much older I’m just thankful that thus far none of my original parts have been replaced. 

However I can say that I have been incredibly thankful for the way God has made my wife.  She is wonderfully made.  He has given her wisdom, an incredible ability to figure things out, much creative and artistic ability, and what seems to be an incurable infatuation with me, for which I am most thankful.

In my line of work I normally hear couples grumbling about one another.  “If he would only…; if she could only …” News flash – each of us was fearfully and wonderfully made.  We are as unique as a snowflake.  Your husband / wife was “hand crafted”, so to speak, by the ultimate Designer, the Creator of the universe. Shame on us if we have overlooked the incredible attributes of our spouse while focusing on some flaws.

I wonder what would happen if over the next 30 days we looked intently for a different, positive quality, or trait, skill and/or attribute AND at the end of thirty days presented the list to our spouse.  The first week this might be easy but most likely it will become increasingly difficult as you approach 20 then 30.

Try to stay away from such things as “he can dress himself and tie his own shoes” which may have been flattering when he was three.  Each day thank God for your husband/wife and in particular thank Him for having given him/her the trait you selected for that day.

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