Shortly before our daughter Reagan was born a lady at our church knitted a blanket for her. While we were certainly grateful for every gift that was purchased for us, there is just something special about a handmade item. Looking at the detail, one can easily see that quite a bit of work went into that blanket.
The same is true for you and me. The psalmist of Psalm 139:13 wrote that the Lord knitted him together in his mother’s womb. Think about what that means: we are not the result of random chance, an accident, or even our parent’s planning; no, we were carefully woven together by God.
Just as Reagan’s blanket was not woven over night, but over a period of months, we also required months of forming. It is not that God needed all that time, but He chose to invest that much love and care into every child that has ever been conceived.
January is National Right to Life Month, so let us take time today to remember that all life is a precious gift from God that should be protected at all costs. If God carefully knitted us together, then we know He must love us tremendously.
Psalm 139:13 “For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb.” (NAS)