FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE
My oldest son and his wife just had a baby boy. What a blessing and a joy to have a grandbaby! Psalm 139:13 – 14 says, “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.”
We are fearfully and wonderfully made. From the moment of conception until birth, the human body undergoes rapid transformation and growth. From the time of birth for the first few years of life, a human child is a sensory sponge soaking up all the stimuli around him or her, processing it all, and learning and growing at an incredible rate. The workings of the human brain are so complex that we are still discovering how the body and mind work together.
But, aside from the physical complexities of the human body, human beings are uniquely made in God’s image, in his likeness (Genesis 1:26). We are spiritual beings with an eternal soul (Matthew 16:26). God is Spirit (John 4:24) and love (1 John 4:7, 8) and we have been created with spiritual elements which reflect our Creator: the ability to love and the need to be loved; the human emotions of empathy, sympathy, and compassion; and we have within us creative yearnings that are seen in a love of music, dance, art, and other creative expressions. The ability to appreciate the beauty, diversity, and wonder of everything that surrounds us is something we do not see being expressed by any other form of life on the planet. The uniqueness of humans is shown in the complexity of our mind and body. Even more it is clearly seen in the soul within us which reflects our being created in the image of God.
— Cynthia Clayton