fearfully and wonderfully made

Slice of Life Challenge Entry #12: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“You are fearfully and wonderfully made…”

I was sitting at my church listening to the sermon, and this line kept resonating in my soul. I’ve heard it many times and read it in the Bible over and over again. Yet, something about it on this Sunday, made me keep thinking about being here in Korea.  I was reminded of how every time I walk through the subway station to go to my church (Sinsa station), I see on both sides of the walls, large posters of advertisements on the walls. On these advertisements, all of them are plastic surgery ads. They represent different clinics and doctors’ offices for plastic surgery in that area. It makes me so sad every time I walk through the subway station because I am reminded that the society and culture values beauty in such a distorted way, that high school students often get as graduation presents, plastic surgery here in Korea. In response to that, I felt compelled to write a poem.

fearfully and wonderfully made

the potter made no mistakes on you

each curve, bend and bump was purposeful

He didn’t make you in the image of the photo-shopped magazine covers

He made you in His perfect image

God is most pleased when you find joy in being y o u

start looking in the mirror and look deep into your eyes

when you start seeing the reflection of God’s image

you will see what God sees

fearfully and wonderfully made

11 thoughts on “fearfully and wonderfully made

  1. gillis says:

    What a great post for a Monday morning when we (or is it just me?) are feeling a little sluggish and not-quite-ready for prime time. It’s miraculous just to be. This also reminded me of the book Wonder which I’ve recently read and would recommend highly. Thanks for the food for thought here.

  2. Cindy King says:

    “the potter made no mistakes on you
    each curve, bend and bump was purposeful
    He didn’t make you in the image of the photo-shopped magazine covers”
    These are my favorite lines. If only we could believe it. If only our children could be content to rest in this promise.

  3. Deb Day says:

    Great post–it’s scary to see how young girls especially are never happy with how they look. Always looking for perceived perfection–loved the line “He didn’t make you in the image of photo-shopped magazine covers”.

  4. Jama says:

    Jee, I visited Korea in 2001. You have a beautiful country, and the people are all so slim! Your poem puts that all into a new perspective. Share your poem with the young people around you. It may be the encouragement someone needs. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

  5. girlgriot says:

    Mmm … this needs sitting with. I’ve never had or considered having cosmetic surgery, but don’t I do other things that challenge the idea of my being fearfully and wonderfullly made? I change my hair color, hold as tightly as a jealous lover to my youthful(ish) looks, vigilant for signs of aging. I so need to let all that go … Thanks for the reminder.

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