In Psalm 139, David’s praise, worship, and thankfulness focus on God’s unique qualities of omnipotence (being all-powerful), omniscience (knowing all things), and omnipresence (being everywhere at the same time). David specifically focuses on thanking God for being made.
In verse 13, he proclaims, “For you formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” David acknowledges that God literally created him and that God knows him from the inside out. In verse 14, he writes, “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made….” David is thankful to God for being part of God’s powerful and thoughtful creation.
We enjoy lives filled with physical and spiritual blessings. In the coming days, we will likely gather around a table, along with family and friends, and consider how thankful we are for our health, wealth, and loving relationships. As Christians, we will thank God for His Son, the sacrifice offered for our sins, the hope of eternal salvation, and His grace that makes it all possible.
Perhaps we should also follow the example of David, recalling that God chose to make each one of us and thank Him for being “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Remembering what God has done reminds us of how powerful He is and how much we need Him in our lives.