Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Juanito Apiñani in the Ring of Madrid, ca. 1815-16, Francisco de Goya (1746-1848) [Wikimedia Commons]

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.

Micah 7:8

Nina Kraft Rolls Into T2, 2010 [Wikimedia Commons]

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Pelé dribbling past a defender during Malmö-Brazil 1-7, 1960 [Wikimedia Commons]

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 Timothy 4:8

French rock climber and mountaineer Catherine Monique Suzanne Destivelle, first woman to solo ascend the Eiger’s North face [pinterest]

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

Psalms 139:13

American rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer, Steph Davis [vimeo]

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

American artistic gymnast Alexander Artemev on Pommel Horse, 2008 [flickr, Angela Radulescu]

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 22:29

Lauren Mitchell, 41st AG World Championship, 2009 [Wikimedia Commons]

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

1986 World Cup FIFA Golden Ball winner, Diego Maradonna of Argentina [Pinterest]

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Astronaut Steve Bown Spacewalks at ISS [NASA on the Commons, flickr]

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalm 139:14

[Note: Pilgrim Bobby cannot condone jumping out of perfectly good planes, from large rocks, or off buildings.]

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