You Knit Me Together in My Mother's Womb

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Dee Brestin explores God's omnipresence and omniscience in Psalm 139 as she waits for the birth of her granddaughters.

Two of my daughters are expecting babies this week. Anne, we think, is first. She is 9 months and 4 days pregnant. She is praying that labor happens naturally, but if it doesn’t, she will be induced. Beth is due next Monday. The psalm we “happen” to be on certainly is timely for our family, but it is enormously timely for all of us.

BIBLE STUDY — TAKE A QUESTION OR TWO A DAY, OR ALL AT ONCE IF YOU PREFER.

READ PSALM 139 IN ITS ENTIRETY, ASKING GOD TO GIVE YOU THE BIG PICTURE

  1. Contemplate THE WONDER of Psalm 139:1-6
    • List the ways God knows you — find as many as you can.
    • Compare verse 6 with Job 42:3. In what context did Job speak these words?
    • What link do you see between God’s intimate knowledge of your every move, thought, and word and the suffering He allows in your life?
  2. Meditate on Psalm 139:7-12
    • What mood shift do you see here — and why do you think it happened?
    • Why is God’s omniscience and omnipresence both wonderful and terrible?
  3. Meditate on Psalm 139:13-18
    • What causes the Psalmist to be filled with wonder? Be as specific as you can be.
    • What thoughts does verse 16 bring to you — especially those of you who have lost loved ones?
    • Compare this passage with Ecclesiastes 11:5. What do you see?
    • If you have had the privilege of becoming a mother by biological birth or adoption, what wonder do you remember?
  4. Meditate on Psalm 139:19-22
    • Why do you think the abrupt mood change? Is it logical? Explain.
  5. Make Psalm 139:23-34 your own prayer. You may want to write it out here.
  6. What do you think would happen in your life if you made the above prayer a regular part of your life when you faced problems, decisions, or the end of the day?

Love to each of you — Dee

 

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