“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
You formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—You’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
You know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before You,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.” (Psalm 139:13-16, “The Message“)
Tomorrow our little princess turns 2 months old! Hard to put into words what a joy this little one is in our lives. I think even my most “non-religious” readers will forgive me if I take this moment to break forth in praise!
In Old Testament days, Psalm 100 accompanied a “thank-offering” (Leviticus 7:12) that one presented when God had especially answered a prayer or given a great deliverance. Quite appropriate in this situation, me thinks! Now that the Law has been accomplished of course there is no need for me to round up an order of unleavened cakes with oil! Instead, I offer up the sacrifice of praise. Thank You, LORD, for your unmerited, unearned and undeserved grace in our lives. To You alone be the glory!