24 Jun God Knows Us (Ps 139:13) by Kevin McNicholas
“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” ~ Ps 139:13 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: This concept of how God knits us together in our mothers’ wombs is present both in the book of Jeremiah, and here in Psalms, and holds true today just as it did in the Old Testament. My wife received a visit from a volunteer at the hospital following our son’s birth, and this very kind woman presented her with a copy of this Psalm. Today this has a special place in our son Jeremiah’s baby book, as the words speak so clearly to both of us! Our doctor, Brian Gosser, quotes this verse frequently as well, giving others hope and helping them see God’s plan in everything. It is humbling for me to realize that God knows me better than anyone, since it is He who made me, He knitted me together from the second of my conception, and for the 9 months leading up to March 24th, 1981. He knows my human faults and failings, my uncertainties, and my sins. He also knows my good qualities, and I pray every day that both of our children will take from me what is good in my personality! I love my wife and children unconditionally, though I could never approach God’s love for us, the love of our Creator for us, His creations! I will pray especially today for the strength to try to love others more, to try to emulate that love that God pours down on us endlessly!
* Kevin is a School Social Worker in Southern Illinois. He and his wife Laura have been blessed with two miracles: a 20 month old daughter named Elliana (“the Lord Answers”) and a 2 month old son named Jeremiah (“God is Exalted”). They have been blessed during the 8 years of their marriage to travel to Catholic pilgrimage sites worldwide, as well as to serve as Catholic Engaged Encounter retreat leaders.
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