The word formed literally means "originated or created."
God reached into my life when I was merely a tiny embryo and began to shape me within. He originated me. He began to put me together while I was still in the soft silence of my mother's womb. It was there my "inward parts" were originated by God....
The nine-month interweaving work of God included my likes and dislikes, my personality as well as my perspective on life.... As I analyse my body and see the way I have been put together, I join the psalmist in praise and gratitude to God, my Creator....
Mother Nature didn't make me. Fate did not shape me, neither was I just a biological combination of mother and dad in a moment of sexual passion. Nor was I conceived through blind chance.
You, God (and no other), made me!
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.