It seems like a lot of people believe that they are ugly, or at least not very good looking, [insert the sound of the rant alarm ringing like crazy] so today I think I’ll try to set the record straight with an article I wrote a while back.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I looked up the definition of fearfully and wonderfully, and these are a couple of the results:
Fearfully – Feeling reverence; feeling respect or awe for somebody or something. (In this case, our Creator)
Wonderfully – Outstanding, of a quality that excites admiration or amazement; exceedingly pleasing, suiting somebody perfectly.
Wow, look at that!
Saying that we are fearfully made means that we excite reverence, respect, and awe for our Creator when people (or even ourselves) look at us. We are an awesome creation, made in God’s image. I heard somewhere that “God don’t make no junk” and that is perfectly right. Each one of us is made the way we are for a special reason, and each one of us is awesome. We are fearfully made.
Not just fearfully, either – lookie here, there’s another adjective! We are wonderfully made, outstanding, of a quality that excites admiration or amazement; exceedingly pleasing, suiting God perfectly. He made us, and He is pleased! That’s pretty amazing right there. And I think that if we are exceedingly pleasing to Him, then that’s all we need in order to know that He made us beautiful.
To wrap it all up, if God made us, and if He thinks that we are outstanding and exceedingly pleasing, then who are we to doubt Him? We are beautiful in His eyes, and in the end, His opinion is all that matters. We can be confident in knowing that we matter to God, and He doesn’t make mistakes. Ever. We are the way we are for a reason, and that reason is a beautiful story He is writing through us. We are beautiful, because God made us that way. *Smiles*