Last night at Amplify (our high school ministry at our church) I had the students watch a Rob Bell video. The title was “name” and the concept was being comfortable with who you are in God and not being defined by labels. In the viedo he quotes two verses from Psalm 139.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
These verses have taken on a whole new meaning for me now that little dub is on the way. I started talking to little dub as soon as I found out he existed. Granted, he hadn’t developed ears yet, but I just wanted him to know I was there and that I loved him.
I know this kid. He doesn’t have a personality, I don’t know if he’s right or left handed, or if he’s even developed hands yet. But, nevertheless, I know him and love him unconditionally. Being a dad isn’t something that is going to happen when little dub is born…I already am a dad.
How much better, fuller, truer is the love of God than mine? I am only a part of this creation process, I can only imagine how the actual creator must feel. The way I feel about little dub has shed a new light on the way God feels about us.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.