03 Oct Knit in Our Mother’s Womb (Ps 139:13-14) by Dr. Kevin Vost
“Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works. My very self you know.“ ~ Ps 139:13-14 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: Talk about a responsorial psalm that eloquently proclaims the beauty and goodness of every human life! Today’s Psalm of David is a paean to the majesty, power, and generosity of God, and a heartfelt proclamation of gratitude for life. God has knit us in our mother’s womb. He knows us and He loves us. Verse five of this psalm proclaims as well: “Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me.” Every one of us was once encircled, encompassed within our mother’s wombs while God knitted our selves into being. Our mothers lovingly rested their hands upon their swollen bellies that encircled us, as they did countless times after our births. May the words of this psalm enflame our souls and inspire us to serve and protect every child that God so carefully knits.
* Kevin Vost, Psy.D., lives with his wife and two sons in Springfield, IL. Kevin is the author of books, including, most recently, Memorize the Reasons! and The One-Minute Aquinas.
Faith Challenge: Reflect on today’s psalm and be inspired to serve and protect every child that God so carefully knits.
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