I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14 NIV
It has long been known that the Vikings were the first Europeans to make the long journey to the Americas, arriving in what is now Canada sometime around the end of the first millennium. But a 2021 article in the journal Nature is the first to pinpoint a precise date: 1021 – a thousand years earlier. The research comes from the only confirmed Norse archeological site in the Americas outside of Greenland, a settlement on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland called L’Anse aux Meadows.
The human body is a true miracle. From the DNA on out, each human body is an intricate machine that is made of multiple systems that function in sync with each other so that you can move, breathe, eat, think and live your life, most of the time without paying attention to any of it. When we are feeling well, we go about our daily lives without thinking about how much of a miracle we are. But the Psalmist understood and writes in Psalm 139:14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Here is something that David understood that many in our world today do not – we are not simply the product of evolutionary change. Like all of God’s creation, we are crafted by a God who knows us and loves us, in spite of our quirkiness and sin. All that God has created is wonderful. The Bible says that men and women are without excuse because His creation makes Him known. Nowhere is that clearer than in the creation of human beings. In men and women we see His image. You are fearfully and wonderfully created.
These have been words from the heart.