Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wonderfully made

It's times like these, when I'm in pain or hurt, that I realize how wonderfully made I am. I honestly take my health for granted most of the time, but when I take a moment to dwell on it the truth is that the human body is an amazing creation. Something so well designed that each part must do its job for the whole to work properly. For the moment I have a part that is hurt, and until that is fixed the rest of my body, almost like a union on strike, tells me it will not do it's job until I fix what's broken.

What an amazing creation, woven together in such a way that each part works for the common good. It is the language of the bible that talks about our bodies and the church. Each part doing its job for the common good. So today I am thankful to the Lord for my wonderfully made body that has worked so well, and I'm thankful for the church that works together for the care and common good of each part in it. Thanks Lord for making me in such an amazing way, and thank you for your church and the way it cares for each member of the body.

Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Psa 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
Psa 139:17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!


Anonymous said...

I am praying for you Pastor Mike. My name is Pastor Albert Pagdanganan. I am visiting your blog most of the time and it gives me encouragement. I am a pastoring a UMC church here in the Philipphines.

Mike Messerli said...

Pastor Albert, thank you for your comment. It's a treat to hear from you. I hope your ministy is doing well. And thank you for your prayers.