To Be Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Text: Psalm 139

Reflection and Question: For my friend, Ethel, this psalm is her greatest comfort and inspiration in the face of the condemnation she has received from church people because she is lesbian. The opening verses console her with the promise of God’s constant presence. The middle section affirms that she is wonderfully made as she is. The final section challenges her to test herself as she seeks God’s way. How does this Psalm work as God’s Grace in your life?

Prayer: Most loving God, we lay ourselves into your eternal loving care, trusting that You are always near, that our lives are written in Your book, that You want to lead us in Your way. Help us follow. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).