In Psalms 139: 14 it is noted that David said, “I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

What beautiful words, but, sad to say, the ending doesn’t always turn out that way. Due to modern technology, I, as an octogenarian, am proof that our bodies can be “made over” to a certain extent. I have “new hearing ability,” “new seeing ability”, and “new teeth” all of which were acquired over the years. I’m thankful that I didn’t have to get new knees…..yet. I pray, however, that this old heart will last a few more years, I’m a little leery about getting a new one of those.

My niece last Christmas gave me a beautiful book called, “My Daily Psalms and Prayers.” Let me give you the paragraph that was written for last February 1st.

“Along with the psalmist Lord, I thank you. You have blessed my life richly, and I live each day in gratitude. Each breath I take is a gift from you. Each move I make stems from the power you bestow. All I am and all I have belong to you. Accept the expressions of my heart as songs of praise to you, my great and loving Lord. Let my entire life be an offering to you.”

Every day there is a thoughtful paragraph which says in few words  what I am feeling, much better than I can express.

On TV I see many miraculous stories of wounded soldiers, disabled persons, even little children who are able to live nearly normal lives because of artificial feet, legs, hands and other body parts. Which brings to my mind that God is still making sure we are “wonderfully made”! How great Thou art!

Thought for the day: We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicaps as from advantage, and indeed perhaps more.  Pearl Bbuck

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