Whereas the Greek language (New Testament) is primarily conceptual, the Hebrew language (Old Testament) is primary pictorial. For example, the Hebrew word for “anger” is “hot breath.” God FORMED man (human) from the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7) The word “form” means working with clay to fashion something. Before the computer, this is how a mock-up of an automobile was made.
Michelangelo’s David is one of the greatest artistic works of all time. Made of marble, it weighs six ton and stands 14′ tall. Design in the mind preceded shaping by the hands. To one of his kids, God spoke these words: “BEFORE I shaped (by his hands) you in the womb, I KNEW (design in his mind) all about you. (Jeremiah 1:5)
This triggers an interesting question: “WHEN did the Creator begin thinking/planning you?” Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love. (Ephesians 1:4) Consequently, you are not a ape upgrade. You are not the result of a cosmic crapshoot. Furthermore, you are not the garbage of a big bang blowout. You were not generated from primordial soup!
You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God! Body and soul, I AM MARVELOUSLY MADE! You know exactly how I was sculpted from nothing into something. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Science affirms what David states. “A fertilized egg is about the size of a pinhead. Yet, it contains information equivalent to about six billion DNA ‘chemical letters.’ This is enough information to fill 1000 books, 500 pages thick with print so small you would need a microscope to read it!.” (The Origin of the Universe)
The ancient creed begins: “I believe in God THE FATHER Almighty, MAKER of heaven and earth.” Remember, he’s your Father. He’s your Creator. He made you. He formed you. (Deuteronomy 32:6) You are the God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10) … nothing less than a work of art! You are the pinnacle of Father’s creative genius. He touches the absolute uniqueness of your being! Of this truth, Michelangelo “spoke” in this scene of the Sistine Chapel.
Let us bow down and worship. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6