Fearfully and Wonderfully Made


Today, it is on my heart to communicate or blog about how "fearfully and wonderfully" we are all made.  It makes a difference in how we "see" ourselves.  We all compare and come up short, at times. But comparing is not what we should be about, rather, appreciating who we are and the power of one. Your life does count; your voice is important! 

The folllowing are the most powerful sources I know - The Scriptures -  to verify and give credence to what I am saying to you: 

Psalm 139:13 - 16 says , "For you did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb. I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth!  Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret (and) intricately and curiously wrought (as if embroidered with various colors) in the depths of the earth (a region of darkness and mystery).  Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days (of my life) were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.  How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me. O God!  How vast is the sum of them. (Amplified Bible)

I had just read my children's book, Ivan Becomes a Hero, to my three precious grandchildren. The life message of being "fearfully and wonderfully made" by God for a purpose was puzzling to my first granddaughter, Rachel.  "Why does it say fear -- fully, BC?" (the name she had given me as in ABC).  I understood the question as she is overcoming her fear of the dark.  I remember being afraid when I was a child so I could identify. I began to explain that fear in that passage in the Bible meant with reverance or to revere -with awe God made us. 

God never wants us to be afraid of Him.  His character is a loving, kind, merciful, tenderhearted, and protective Father. Yes, we have all felt like He was not there when we needed Him, but He was. God sent His only Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so when we acknowledge our sins and turn away from them - we are forgiven by a loving God who embraces us with an everlasting love. That is the proof of just how much we are loved.  

God made us with wonder and surprise.  He must have enjoyed putting our giftings in place. In our large Rossetti/Cocilova family, many are nurses or in the medical field.  When I was little, I cringed when I listened to my "big" sister tell all about........ and I mean "all" about her experiences in nursing school.  I thought something must be wrong with me! How can she be so excited about needles and b-l-o-o-d?   Will I sleep tonight?  However, in fifth grade, I discovered God had not left me out.  I knew I wanted to be a teacher- not a nurse!  As the years passed and I grew up, I accepted the fact that I was different.  I love children with a passion and they are my motivation for all I do as an author, teacher, mother and grandmother.  The truth is we are all needed to make the world go around.

You are unique but you are valuable, treasured and an asset wherever you go.  Do you believe that?  By faith, you can move mountains...sometimes we have to have faith that we are designed with reverence, awe and wonder -- so "fearfully and wonderfully" made by God for a purpose (Psalm 139:14). Are you having a hard time discovering your purpose or passion?  Find objective, close, trusted friends, family, advisers and ask this question: " What do you see as my strengths?"  Be attentive to where your passion and joy flows.  Embrace it boldly!  Use your giftings confidently to bless and encourage others. Think outside of yourself. I know this economy is hard and we have to do what we have to do to pay bills.  Just don't give up on your dreams!

Remember that you are "fearfully and wonderfully made" by God for a purpose.  You are wonderfully designed - one of a kind! 

Linda Rossetti Brocato/Brocato Publishing       June 26, 2012





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