God Knitted And Embroidered All Of Us — Chapt. 2 — Purpose Driven Life
Posted by infinitygoods on February 8, 2008
Previous chapters can be found on the Purpose Driven Life page.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I was fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and skillfully embroidered in the depths of the earth.” Psalms 139:13-15
Isn’t it horrible when some parents tell their children they were accidents? What does that tell them? Not only did the parents not plan them, but they didn’t want them and even after they were born they are still thought of as something that should not be around. That’s enough to hurt someone forever. Even if logically, as adults, they know full well that they are good people and that they are loved, needed and that they do have a purpose in life, in the back of their mind there will always be that tiny little dark corner that tells them that they ARE, not were, an accident.
But God knitted and embroidered us (or wrought in some translations). I like those terms. They are from Psalms 139:13-15. It wasn’t “POOF,” just like magic. God gave thought and time and patience to create each one of us. You don’t knit a sweater by accident. You don’t embroider delicate details by accident. And none of us were knit and embroidered by accident. God purposely created us. God is Our Father.
Just as a sweater has a purpose, we have a purpose. We were meant to be on this earth.
Remember from yesterday, we discussed that everything was made by God? Then everything has a purpose. Nothing is arbitrary. Nothing and no one is an accident.
God created this earth and the whole universe, just as loving parents prepare a baby’s room and created a small universe for their child in their home, with well-chosen play dates and friends, well chosen schools, well chosen activities and vacations.
And why do parents do that? Because they love their babies. A couple in love has a baby to express their love. God loves us and wants to express his love for us. In Isaiah 46:3-4, God says he will take care of us even when we are old. It reminds me of each time I call our son “my baby.” Although he has long left the days of babyhood, to me he will always be my baby. I tell him that even when he is 70 years old, he will still be my baby. Isn’t that what God is telling us as well?
We are God’s children. He created us purposefully, took care of us since conception and will continue to care for us into old age.
Can we accept that? Or are we struggling to accept that we were never an accident? Are we struggling to accept that we have a purpose?
Just like those hand-knit sweaters, we have a purpose. Some sweaters are meant to keep us warm, some sweaters are meant to make us look good, some sweaters are meant to bring us money, some sweaters are meant to be gifts.
What kind of sweater are you meant to be? What is God’s purpose for you?
Until tomorrow, I bid you peace.