"Woven Together and Interwoven"
Our reading today is Psalm 139 verses 1 through 6 and 13 through 18 from the Common English Bible.
1 LORD, you have examined me. You know me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up. Even from far away, you comprehend my plans. 3 You study my traveling and resting. You are thoroughly familiar with all my ways. 4 There isn't a word on my tongue, LORD, that you don't already know completely. 5 You surround me—front and back. You put your hand on me. 6 That kind of knowledge is too much for me; it's so high above me that I can't fathom it.
13 You are the one who created my innermost parts; you knit me together while I was still in my mother's womb. 14 I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart. Your works are wonderful—I know that very well. 15 My bones weren't hidden from you when I was being put together in a secret place, when I was being woven together in the deep parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my embryo, and on your scroll every day was written that was being formed for me, before any one of them had yet happened. 17 God, your plans are incomprehensible to me! Their total number is countless! 18 If I tried to count them—they outnumber grains of sand! If I came to the very end—I'd still be with you.
Leader: This is the word of God for a people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.