fearfully and wonderfully made...
In a recent meditation posted on Henri Nouwen's "reflections" site, the late theologian-pastor wrote:
There is mystery to each of us - beautiful, complicated, challenging and even sometimes troubling mystery - that we can never fully comprehend. Psalm 139 gets it right: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
In a few moments we are off to feast with loved ones and then take in the mysterious and moving music of Ms. Lisa Fischer and Le Grand Baton. We saw their eclectic blend of world, pop, jazz, rock and gospel music two years ago at the Ottawa Jazz Festival and have been enthralled ever since. Being in their company nourishes part of my soul in ways that are still unnameable even after all these years. Give your soul a treat and take a listen to this transformation of "Gimme Shelter" by the Stones.