His Workmanship

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. -Psalm 139:13, NIV

We all need reassurance about who we are. Doubts arise. Who am I? Why am I here? This may be even more true of our children. 

Reading the above words of the psalmist can bring confidence, assurance, and self-worth. It is God who made us. His handiwork began in the womb where He skillfully wove our bones, veins, and arteries into a beautiful embroidery. The thought is repeated in verse 15 where “wrought” means “embroidered with various colors.” His finished work is awesome, wonderful, marvelous. 

The Apostle Paul later wrote, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Eph. 2:10). The word “workmanship” comes from the Greek word poiema, which means “that which is manufactured, a product, a design produced by an artisan.” It emphasizes God as the master architect, the Creator of the universe, and the Creator of man. We are His workmanship; we were formed by the master designer Himself, and marvelous are His works.