A Wednesday morning a podcast I listened to was addressing a recent New York Times article asking when life begins. During the discussion, Psalm 139 was referenced. specifically verses 13-16. Those verses read: For you formed my inwards parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, everyone of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

In a powerful way, those verses underline how life begins at the start of conception. David describes how God saw his unformed substance and formed his inward parts. When you look in the mirror today, you are seeing a body that was knit together by God in a wonderful way. You bear God’s fingerprints. That is an incredible truth we should rejoice in and praise God for. But David goes further than talking about the start of our lives. The words of verse 16 speak about the days of our lives. Before you left your mothers womb God had written in His book, every day of your life. That though grabbed me. Partly from the standpoint that it speaks of God being attentive and mindful of us before our lives began, but also because that suggests that God is attentive to us now. God has His eye on you today and wants to work in your life. I do not know how your 2023 has started. I pray that as you go through today and each day, you will know God’s attentiveness toward you. He loves you and He wants you to know and enjoy the fullness of His love in your life. I pray we will all ponder and rejoice in that.