Our youngest granddaughter Haley is two and we celebrated her second birthday last weekend. She is growing up fast. She is a little more shy and reserved than her older sister Avery. Avery who will be 4 next month runs right up to everybody and introduces herself and Haley just sits back and watches and then joins in and starts playing after Avery has organized some group event. Avery does not like to be held and hugged too much but Haley likes to sit on the couch and snuggle up next to you and just watch whatever is on the TV. Avery is short for her age and Haley is tall for her age. Avery is a picky eater – “just macaroni and cheese please” and Haley will try anything. They are opposites in many ways and yet I love them both the same with all my heart. When I think about all of their differences it reminds me of a verse written by David in Psalm 139:14
“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14
In this marvelous psalm David gives praise to His Creator who knows him so perfectly and even knows his imperfect ways. Despite those imperfect ways, the Creator loves David with a perfect and wonderful love. Each and every individual is fearfully and wonderfully made; some are short, some are tall, some are outgoing, and some are shy. Some only like macaroni and cheese. No matter how you describe them, they are all knit together by the Hands of God with special characteristics and qualities of their own. Wonderful are His works. It is right to give thanks to the Lord.