Psalms 139 is the strongest, most undeniable argument for when "life" begins in the womb. This passage makes it very clear all life is divinely ordained by God, formed by God, and designed by and developed by God. Having said that, let’s talk about our own life.
What is your life?
If you had to take a minute and in a sentence or two describe your life, what words would you use? Maybe you haven’t given that much thought. But now, stop and recall what David makes clear; "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
"Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." (Psalms 139:17,18b)
You may or may not give much thought to what your life is, where it has been or where it is going, but God has. Your heavenly Father, the very one who formed and fashioned you in the womb, has given great thought to your life. David is overwhelmed at the thought God has put into his life. He states, "God, you have thought about by life so many times, I couldn’t count them. They would outnumber the grains of sand."
Your life is precious to God, and He spends a lot of time thinking about the plans He has had and still has for you. Why not take some time today to give this some thought and have a conversation with your maker that may go a little like this: "Father, thank You for making me by Your great design. My life didn’t start with me, it was started by You; therefore you know what is best for me. Father, You have great plans for me; let me seek Your will and plans for my life and what You intended it to be. And Lord, may I yield my own agenda to You today so that I may find the greatest fulfillment in finding and living out the purpose You intended for me.
God has plans for you today and all of your tomorrows – and He has given them great thought!
Dr. William Burnham is pastor of Point of Grace Church in Covington. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.