Psalm 139:13-18

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made (v. 14).

While coming out of the church office one Tuesday afternoon, I fell, breaking my calcaneus bone and tearing the Achilles tendon in my left foot. It would take a year after an ambulance ride and emergency surgery for my doctor to declare I had reached MMI: maximum medical improvement. 

While I was being treated for my injury, I was blessed with an excellent podiatrist. Dr. Jason Liang’s waiting room contained a picture of the anatomy of the human foot. As I waited for the nurse to call my name, I often studied that picture. I couldn’t believe how many components comprise one human foot. Truly we are fearfully and wonderfully made. 

My injury taught me many valuable life lessons. I started appreciating how connected one part of the human body is to other parts. At the same time, I grew to appreciate how important human connection is to a thriving community. My healing would not have occurred without the help of those who loved and cared for me during my affliction. Knowing and loving one another is one of the most wonderful parts of God’s creative plan for each of us.


Who in your circle of family and friends helps you experience God’s wonderfully creative power?


Creator God, thank you for the gift of body, mind, and spirit. Most of all, thank you for the gift of one another. Amen.

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