Ps.139:14 – I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works,
Creation can be quite overwhelming. We look at the vastness of the universe and it literally confounds our minds. It takes millions of years for light to reach us from distant heavenly objects so we are observing things that actually happened millions of years ago? We can also see the precision of God in creation, the predictability of the sunrise and sunset, projections of solar and lunar eclipses, all of these things display the perfection and precision of the Lord. In today’s passage from Psalm 139 David is stunned as he looks at the creation of man, he said we are awesomely and wonderfully made. Who every thought of light and eyes to see this light? Who created the intricacies of an eye and causes it to see? What about sound and ears, or smells and noses, or fingers and touch? When you think of the wisdom in creating man and his ability to function it can take our breath away. Here is how Spurgeon describes it.
“Those who wish to praise have subjects for adoration ready to hand. We too seldom remember our creation, and all the skill and kindness bestowed upon our frame: but the sweet singer of Israel was better instructed, and therefore he prepares for the chief musician a song concerning our nativity and all the fashioning which precedes it. We cannot begin too soon to bless our Maker, who began so soon to bless us: even in the act of creation he created reasons for our praising his name, For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Who can gaze even upon a model of our anatomy without wonder and awe? Who could dissect a portion of the human frame without marveling at its delicacy, and trembling at its frailty? The Psalmist had scarcely peered within the veil which hides the nerves, sinews, and blood vessels from common inspection; the science of anatomy was quite unknown to him; and yet he had seen enough to arouse his admiration of the work and his reverence for the Worker.”
Creation invites and demands us to worship God. His greatness is overwhelming and worshipping in awe is our only recourse. After observing God’s glory in the creation of man he went on to God’s works. His works are seen the brightest in redemption. His redemption plan is perfect and you and I are right in the middle of it. He has loved us from eternity. What should I do in response? Be still, worship, and know that He is God.