Saturday, 12 November 2011

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..."

“Even at that early stage [moments after fertilization], the complexity of the living cell is so great that it is beyond our comprehension. It is a privilege to be allowed to protect and nurture it,”
- Dr. Hymie Gordon (d. 1995), Chief Medical Geneticist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. 
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed body. 
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be
(Psalm 139)

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