Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Psalm 139 is one of those Psalms we all have read multiple times, but have we truly believed what it is saying about us? Do you believe v. 14 that says, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”? Verse 16 tells us that “all of the days were ordained for me and written in the Lambs book of life”.
It used to be that once your hair turned gray, you’d color it to hide the signs that you were “getting old”. Now, all attempts to stall the aging process has begun at a much earlier age. Why do we work so hard to change the normal part of aging, that which was designed by God’s hands? Why is it so important that we change who God created us to be? No one likes getting old, I understand that. What would happen if we viewed aging as a God-given gift and allowed the process to happen just as He created it to be? Isaiah 46:4 reminds us, promises us, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he. I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you”. Let’s consider that growing older is a gift from God and let us not rush to cover up that grace. I read a quote from Myron Taylor that ties this together nicely: “Time may wrinkle the skin, but worry, doubt, hate, and the loss of ideals wrinkle the soul.” As we gracefully accept the passing of years, God will smooth out the wrinkles of our souls.