Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

9 Jul 2021, 8:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

For you yourself created my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I thank you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are your works, my soul knows well. (Psalm 139:13-14)

Daily Reflection

The psalmist recognises that God was involved in his creation…..his very being. He praises God for the gift of his creation; for the incredible complexity of his creation; for how wonderful creation - and God – is! If it is true for the psalmist, it is true for you. If you begin to feel worthless, or even begin to hate yourself, remember that God’s Spirit is ready and willing to work within you. He created you; He loves you; He respects you; He cares for your well-being. We too should care about God’s creation; we should care about ourselves. Moreover, if you begin to think there is someone else who is worthless: remember they too are a creation of God. If the words, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” apply to the psalmist, they apply to you, and they apply to every person.

Revd David