For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well: my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
Thought for the Day: You are a Masterpiece
Many years ago I was privileged to sing the song “Masterpiece” from Sandi Patty’s Friendship Company Musical. I remember having a difficult time saying the words because they were meant to be said by a mother to her child. At that point, I had only recently found out that I was a carrier of Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and I had realized I probably would not have children of my own. But, I had been asked to sing for these children I had directed in music so I wanted to do it for them. “You made my whole being. You formed me in my mother’s body. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body. When I was put together there, You saw my body as it was formed. I praise You because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.” I read these words to a group of children sitting around me, and then started singing the song which included these words: “And now you’re growing up, you life’s a miracle, every time I look at you, I stand in awe, because I see in you a reflection of me, and you’ll always be my little Lamb of God.” Those were the toughest words to sing at that time in my life, but I worked myself through them.
What I did not realize those twenty-five years ago was that God would see me through a lifetime of tragedy and blessing. God saw me through the death of a spouse and then led me to the marriage of a new love. Then, in God’s glory, He gave us a precious little red headed boy to love and to cherish. At the moment when that child was placed in our arms, the words to “Masterpiece” took on a whole new meaning. No, he was not formed in my body but he was formed for my husband and me in a beautiful way. Then six years later, another sweet baby was placed in our arms and once again God had given us a special gift. As I look back and see how God gave us our Nathaniel and Jonathan, the words have taken on the meaning intended: “You are a Masterpiece, a new creation He has formed, and you’re soft and fresh as a snowy winter morn. And I’m so glad that God has given you to me, little Lamb of God. You are a Masterpiece.” God’s plan for me to have children was fulfilled through adoption and I feel blessed and grateful.
Prayer: God, thank you for bringing your plan to fruition in our lives. You give us unexpected gifts that give new meaning to life. God, you are awesome and the precious gift you have given to us each day are overwhelming. Thank you, God, for your miracles. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE GOING THROUGH THE ADOPTION PROCESS