For you formed my inmost being.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to you,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
My soul knows that very well.
– Psalm 139:13-14 (WEB)
Psalm 139:13 has been called a “pro-life verse” because of the reference to being knit together in the mother’s womb.
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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
– Psalm 8:3-4 (NLT)
One way to feel small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things is to get a really good look at the night sky. On a clear night free of clouds and city lights, the true majesty of the heavens is a wondrous sight to see. When you realize how tiny our little planet is in the cosmos, then you start to consider how small you are.
The greater wonder is that God cares for us. He created us, came to earth as one of us, and died for us.
Here on earth, this tiny planet in the corner of one galaxy, the entire drama of good versus evil is played out. God made people in His image, we fell from grace, and each person meets the challenges of life and faces His judgment after, with the key question of whether or not they accepted the covenant Jesus offers.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
– Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
One small nation at the crossroads of three continents has had such a profound impact on all other nations. The God of this tiny country (currently about the size of New Jersey), has certainly made Himself known throughout the world.
Psalm 46 describes mass chaos, crumbling kingdoms, and melting earth. But toward the end, God speaks:
“Be still and know that I am God.”
No matter what goes on in the world, or in our lives, He is still God.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
– Psalm 119:105 (KJV)
Welcome to verse4u, a site where each day a new verse for study and reflection will be posted.
It seems most appropriate that Psalm 119:105 kicks off this new site, on the first day of this new year. God bless you.