Friday, January 11, 2013

Fearfully + Wonderfully Made

This past Christmas a close group of girlfriends and I had a "Secret Santa" exchange to celebrate our friendship and the joyous season. I have been invited to participate in various “Secret Santa” activities but none have excited me like this one. Side note: Did you know that there is a website that randomizes the names and it emails each person their "Secret Santa?" I still remember the days where you had to pick a name out of a hat. LOL. Anyways, that is beside the point.

One of my friends who is an artist/graphic designer [Peety Draws] picked my name and gifted me some creative goodies (if you have me on IG, then you know exactly what I’m talking about) including an Etsy gift card! If you don’t know what Etsy is, you’ve been missing out…Google it today—you’ll thank me later. ;-)  I had never received an Etsy gift card before so the possibilities (on what to buy) were endless. Then it dawned on me. I wanted to buy an inspirational piece to hang on my wall at home to give me that little extra boost every single day.

So, I decided to buy a beautiful distressed wooden sign that has Psalm 139:14 hand painted on it from a Christian vendor named, Simply Southern Signs
. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).”

In a world where society labels you with certain negative things,
In a world where your boss bullies you into thinking you are incompetent + stupid, 

In a world where the media + entertainment industries pressure you into thinking you need to be a size 0, 

In a world where it seems like outer beauty is more important than inner beauty, 

Just remember that YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made by the artist of ALL artists. 

And God does not create junk. 

The beautiful wooden piece now hangs proudly at the bottom of my stairwell and every single day I glance at it and remember WHOSE I am and HOW I was created [fearfully + wonderfully].

And in the future, whenever I have the blessing and honor to be a mother, I will pass this art piece down to my child because they too will face society’s harsh realities and it is definitely a timeless message for all ages.

Dear reader, please remember... WHOSE YOU are and HOW you were created—fearfully + wonderfully. 

Be blessed. 

1 comment:

  1. I have goosebumps from reading this, love the sign!