This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden
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. —Psalm 139:13-16
Some years ago, my aunt taught me how to knit. Until I began knitting, I had no idea there were so many steps involved in the process. There’s picking a pattern, choosing yarn, selecting the correct tools and finally, the actual knitting.
What I’m knitting determines the amount of time the process will take from start to finish. Once I knitted a blanket for a pregnant friend. It took me well over 48 hours from start to finish. Creating this blanket was truly a labor of love. With each stitch, I prayed for the little baby who was to be wrapped in that blanket. I prayed for the baby’s health, parents and mostly that the baby would come to know the Lord—his or her creator.
As I worked on this project, I was overwhelmed with the words from Psalm 139. Psalm 139:13-14 states that our Lord knits us together, creates us, knows us and makes us wonderfully. We were not thrown together quickly or pieced haphazardly, but our Lord thought carefully through colors, size, complex patterns, families, etc. He knows and cares about each tiny detail of our lives. He worked hard to knit each of us together so we would become just as He desires: special and unique. I can imagine God, slowly putting us together and considering carefully each and every stitch.
You were not a mistake. You were not an accident. God intentionally made you specially and with purpose. It can be so easy to look at others and wish to be more like them. But God didn’t plan you to be someone else. Understand what the Lord tells you in today’s Scripture. You are created just the way God wanted you. He makes no mistakes.
1. Think about your life. Why can it be hard to imagine that God created you just the way He wants you?
2. Think through the talents the Lord has given you. How can you develop them to glorify God?