The Gift of Life and Psalm 139
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139: 13-14
Psalm 139 speaks to us about the unborn child in the mother's womb, how awesome, "fearfully and wonderfully made" God's work is.
"My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in the secret place...your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before they came to be." Psalm 139: 15-16
God's love for the unborn child is present at the moment of conception, even before, the psalm says. And though the child is not fully formed at the moment of conception, God's design is there, and the child's soul and identity is present. Physically, the design, "my frame" is there, each one unique. God's scripture, as well as the advances in science, tell us this.
"How precious are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you." Psalm 139: 17-18
Most of our failings, our sin, arise because we don't truly know how deeply God loves us and is with us in times of uncertainty. The psalm describes the depth of God's love, how it outnumbers even the grains of sand, how God remains with us, and we with Him.