I have such a thing for sunsets. It doesn’t matter how many of them I see, I am still absolutely in awe of the beauty of this nightly spectacle. They somehow always make me feel small, fill me with peace, and seem to be a visual representation of just a bit of the Lord’s enormous beauty.
This morning I was reading in Psalm 139, diving into verse 14, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” The word “wonderfully” can be translated as distinct, marked out, separated, distinguished, wonderful. The next “wonderful” can be translated as extraordinary, difficult to understand, or marvelous.
Those are definitely words I would use to describe sunsets…but ME? Not so much. But what the verse is saying is ‘wonderful’ are His works, which are things He has made. That means that yes, those descriptions apply to US just as much as to something as extraordinary as a breathtaking sunset.
Today remind yourself of all that you’ve seen that is beautiful and stunning and awe-inspiring in His creation, things that have completely taken your breath away and caused you to feel His presence in a tangible way. Then let the truth sink in, that YOU have that same kind of breath-taking beauty. You, a part of His glorious creation, are also a stunning reflection of His presence. You have been marked out, separated, distinguished, and called distinct and wonderful, extraordinary and marvelous. You.