"...you knit me together in my mother's womb..." Psalm 139:13
My dad loved casseroles. Just throw any leftovers into a baking dish, add some soup and pasta and voila, dinner was ready for the oven! My husband, on the other hand, wants to see an organized plate of food: meat in one spot, veggies in another, next to recognizable potatoes or pasta. No mystery ingredients for him!
These two styles of gastronomic fare came to mind recently in my Sunday School class while discussing Psalm 139. When we were being formed in the dark of our mother's womb, His deliberate and perfect plan was being carried out. A plan designed for each of us by God Himself! We weren't just tossed together haphazardly like one would toss together a casserole of multiple ingredients. Rather than a mishmash of body parts, the result of God's design is more like a masterpiece. A study of human anatomy would confirm the amazing complexity of this masterpiece -- one that has given me life on this planet for over seventy years. What an awesome God we have!