The Depth of You

I’m standing next to you

as you talk to our friend


listening to your sweet voice

watching your expressions


gazing at your lovely profile


and I feel depth

and hear a Bible verse in my mind

at the same time


“You knit me together

in my mother’s womb…”


And in the standing

and the socializing

and the regular life


I gasp inside


at the miracle that is you



were knit together by God

inside of me



this lovely young woman

were designed purposefully




and I was the vessel

gratefully used to bring you here


You have no idea

I’m thinking any of these thoughts


that I am reflecting in wonder

at who you are


profoundly impacted

by truth once again


that you

are a part of me


and we are created

by Him


– Susie Stewart


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.
How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with You.

– Psalm 139:13-18 (NIV)


Photo by Gracie Oertli