Psalm 139:14, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
You know that God is a miracle-working God. You believe it. You are in awe at how God stretched forth His mighty right arm to deliver the Israelites from the clutches of Egypt and how He brought them through the Red Sea on dry land. Yet, do you sometimes wonder why God doesn't do any personal miracles for you?
You don't have to wonder any longer! You already have miracles in your home. You are looking at them all day long! You are a miracle. Your husband is a miracle. Each one of your precious children are miracles, created by God's miracle working power.
David was certainly writing under the inspiration of God when he wrote that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made.""wonderfully" is the Hebrew word palah. It means "to distinguish." In other places in the Bible it is translated, "put a difference", "separated", and "set apart". He did not have access to ultra sound to see the intricate workings of the baby being formed in the secret place of the womb, but God wrote though him. The word translated
God reveals to us in this Scripture how He makes every new person in the world different, a special unique person that has never lived before or will ever live again! Each one is distinguished from everyone else. Each one is set apart to be someone special and to fulfill a destiny that no one else can fulfill. Now that's amazing! That's awesome!
Look at each one of your children now. They are a special, only one of its kind miracle! Start thanking God for the all the miracles in your home! Look upon them as miracles. Each one is irreplaceable. Each one has different gifts and callings and a different personality from you! That's why some children don't seem to "fit" the family strain. God created them differently! Allow them to be the unique miracle that God created them to be. That's why you can't be a stereotype parent. You need to call upon God for wisdom for each child individual child.
Of course you will still see family traits coming through. That's another miracle in itself. My daughter Pearl is not like me. She looks like my mother and has a very similar personality to her--and yet she is uniquely Pearl. Pearl's daughter, Meadow has strong traits of my personality, and yet she is distinctively Meadow! I am amazed at the different giftings in our children. They are continually being and doing things that are different to the bent that Colin or I have. This keeps life from getting boring! It enlarges our thinking and our coasts! It makes us give honor to God that He is the Creator!
What about your husband? God created him exactly in the mold He planned for him! Can you stop trying to make him like you want him to be? Can you, instead, start looking at him as a God-planned miracle too?
Charles Spurgeon says, "We need not go to the ends of the earth for marvels, nor even across our own threshold; they abound in our own bodies." He also writes, "If we are marvelously wrought upon even before we are born, what shall we say of the Lord's dealings with us after we leave his secret workshop and He directs our pathways through the pilgrimage of life?"
It is interesting to note that David did not talk about his parents when he wrote of His creation. He ascribed it all to God. No matter whom the parents, every new baby is a new miracle, created by God Himself. Even if a child is born of incest or prostitution, it does not change the fact that they are a special miracle, masterminded and fashioned by God for His glory and praise. They are a separate entity from their birth parents. As S. D. Gordon says, "The new-born babe is a fresh act of God. He is the latest revelation of God's creative handiwork."
Surely we must exclaim again with the Psalmist, "Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves." (Psalm 100:3)
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
"Lord, I am sorry that I have taken my husband and children for granted. I acknowledge that they are miracles of your creation. Lord, I thank you for the miracles in my home. Help me to always see them as miracles. Amen."
My home is filled with miracles!