March 2, 2021

by: Susan Lovelady

“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.”  -Psalm 139:13-14

How exciting last Friday was!!  Baby Dax Bohigian was born.  I don’t know about you, but when I heard the news Wednesday that baby looked like it was coming soon, I was knee deep with anticipation as we were all in that waiting stage while wrapping Jonna, Alek and baby in our prayers.   And so praise it was when we were able to officially welcome this new member in our church family!   This precious child of God, fearfully and so very wonderfully made.

I have always been intrigued with the word “fearfully” used in this scripture verse.  When I looked up the Hebrew translation I found in this context it means; great reverence, heart-felt interest, and with respect, or “standing in awe”.  As we read through the entire Psalm 139, we learn so much about God’s attributes, his knowledge of everything and us, His Spirit that is present throughout the universe, from the beginning of time to eternity.  And to think this God of ours, who created us so uniquely, with such great reverence and “awe”, infuses each of us with His Spirit and wants nothing more than to be in continual relationship with us.  As Pastor Cords referenced in his sermon last Sunday, God invites us to stand in “grace” as we walk with him and he with us.   This grace that allows us a purified and righteous relationship because of what Jesus has done for us, as we participate in this fullness of life that God wants for us.  

So we celebrate this new life.  And all of life!  As I received the news of baby Dax arriving Friday night, I spent the day celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday.  With gifts showered upon her and virtual celebrations, I was giving praise to yet another precious child of God, awesomely and so very wonderfully made. 

Praying as we journey through this Lenten season, we can walk closer with our loving God as we stand in “awe” and “in grace” of His promise and hope.  

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