Super Wonderful You Are
Psalms 139: 13-18
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
When you found out you were expecting your son or daughter, what emotions and thoughts, occupied your mind? Were you thinking thoughts of love? Bliss? Exhilaration? Joy? Happiness? The reality is, most parents to be, experience a lot of emotions and thoughts when they learn that they’re expecting a new child. While most are excited by the news, there is always the exception to the rule; I pray that you weren’t the exception.
Now that your child is here, and you’ve found out that they have a disability, developmental delay, or disease, what are you thinking? Are your thoughts sad? Depressing? Worrisome? Angry? Resentful? Hopeless? Guilty thoughts? Again, all of those feelings and thoughts are normal. Let’s be honest, many of you reading this didn’t expect to be raising a child with special needs, so it’s okay to be honest with how we feel.
However, as you look at your child; hold your child, kiss your child, and interact with your child, I’m sure you can’t help but to feel love. The love that created your child. The love that carried your child for nine months. The love that birthed your child. The love that changed diapers. The love that is meeting the needs of your child. You love your child and your child loves you back.
The best news is, God loves your child. In the verses above, the psalmist reminds us that; God took time knitting your child together, that God made your child fearfully and wonderfully, that God has ordained plans for your child, and that God thinks precious and vast thoughts of your child. God thinks the best of your son or daughter. God thinks highly of them! God thinks greatly of them! God thinks they’re the best! We can think precious and wonderful thoughts of our children, because God first thought that they were Super Wonderful!