Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

God has created us with a depth that we just can’t even fathom. Last night I had the opportunity to observe a horse Therapy Program with some children. What a beautiful experience.

The session included two groups of children, each group with different levels of struggle. Both were interesting to observe but the second group had a deep impact on me. From the moment the girls arrived the volunteers jumped in and made them feel special, preparing them for the experience of sitting on a horse. The moment they found themselves in the saddle, – with very little support, – they were both able to sit upright. I stood transfixed, witnessing the transformation of one of the girls in particular who, upon her arrival had seemed anxious and concerned, but now, her face peaceful and her spirit calm.

Neither girl was able to speak clearly but both made sounds as they traveled around the arena on the back of these majestic animals. I stood watching and listening, wondering what they were saying, imagining our Lord looking upon them with pride and joy as they each experienced His creation in this way.

We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Sometimes we fall into a human understanding of fearful and wonderful, but God looks at each and every one of us – with all of our flaws, all of our weaknesses, all of our struggles, all of the typical things that we may encounter, and He sees beauty – He sees Jesus. Our God sees fearfully and wonderfully made.

We may not always understand what God is doing, we may not understand why one child may be a stellar athlete, while another struggles just to eat. But it’s not on us to understand that.

God has created each and every one of us in His image and we are perfect in His eyes.

I wish I could communicate the joy and the peace that enveloped these girls as I watched them ride. I wish I could hear their thoughts and understand their joy.

Fearfully and wonderfully made. Perfect in the image of God.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

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