READ : John 1:1-18
All things were made through him. (v. 3)
In Hebrew one of the names of God is Elohim, which is a title for him as Creator. This
name has a plural ending, suggesting that it was the Triune God who created the heavens
and the earth and all that is in them (see Gen. 1:26).
One of the most incredible thoughts I have ever had is the thought that God chose to
create me. Psalm 139 is arguably the most intimate passage in the Bible as we think of God
as our Creator. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s
womb. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret” (vv. 13, 15).
Understanding that God formed you in your mother’s womb leaves no room for thinking
that perhaps you’re not meant to be here. Some babies are born with debilitating diseases,
some with deformities, some in poverty—yet every one was formed by God. However great
the difficulties such things raise for us, and while recognizing how sin has ravaged God’s
creation (including us), still one thing is clear. God knew exactly what he was doing when
he created you. This we see confirmed over and over throughout Psalm 139.
Not only did he create you, but he has a purpose for you—a purpose for your good
and his glory.
Lord, we thank you for your wonderful creation.