The Psalmist writes:
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—You are breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation! ….Psalm139:13-15 MSG
I know that passage by heart and yet I more often pray it…….
“Oh yes, you formed me inside and out, formed me in my mother’s womb but God, did the thighs have to be so wide? The hips so round, the hair quite so gray and oh, Lord, this stomach is bound to belong to another mother……”
Saying thank you for our bodies, is just about the last thing most of us are thankful for this Thanksgiving season. We grouse and complain, we long for a different shape, a different size, a different look and yet, the scripture says it, clearly…….You and I are wonderfully, marvelously made.
So, in this Thanksgiving season, for just once, will you look in the mirror and say, “Thank you God” for a body that lives and breathes and is miraculously made. “Thank you God” for what you so wonderfully created. “Cause me, encourage me, to love and care for it so that this body you gave to me, just me, uniquely me, might be worn with joy and special care and thankfulness.”
“I thank you, High God—You are breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adortion—What a creation!”
May this be our prayer of Thankfulness this Holiday season.