I recently saw a friend share a post titled “How a Child is Born” and it was a photo album of several photographs taken by a Swedish photographer. These were taken with a very special lens that showed the process of the fetus developing in the mother’s womb. The detail was incredible and I had never seen the process in this way.
Viewing these photos, it was impossible to not be in awe of God and the intricate detail he has given our bodies from day one. These photographs came to mind when I read the following passage in my “5 Minutes with Jesus” devotional: “You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:15-16 (NLT)
I don’t know about you, but all I could say for a moment was ‘Wow.’ And then the burdens or worries I was carrying around, that seemed so relevant and deserved, became a little silly. So, I can believe that my God created the entire universe and all its magnitude, as well as, each little baby from conception and give them character, personality and every little nerve in their bodies but he can’t deal with my situation at work?
I can imagine God just sits back and giggles at how incredibly irrational we can be. But on the other hand, maybe it saddens Him. He sees his children fretting and not trusting him when he sees the outcome, he remembers us in the womb and he knows when we will take our last breath.
Oh, when will it sink in?!
I hope we can all meditate on the encouraging words of Psalm 139 when worry hits our heart or circumstances feel overwhelming!