Fearfully & Wonderfully Made 10 May 2018


In Psalm 139, verse 14, the psalmist writes, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. (NKJV)

These words popped into my head today as I saw them, literally, in my heart projected in an ultrasound. I didn’t know what an echocardiogram was, but my doctor said I had to have one because of a bunch of fluid around my heart as seen on a CT scan for something completely different.

I could see all four chambers as they slowly, very slowly, opened and closed circulating my blood. At times, depending on the view, it looked like a snowman or a pyramid, but always beating. The tech turned the sound on and the rhythm was so ethereal and I wondered if the sound pulsed out of my feet and into the depths of the earth, or out of my head and high up into the stars. I was spellbound by this incredible machine powering my life and the Creator who designed every little piece of it with love and longing for the life it would become.


The tech asked, “What is your normal heart rate?”

I said, “Usually somewhere between 38 and 42, why, what is it?”

He said, “It’s 39. What is the reason for that?”

I said, “I don’t know. You’re the heart tech.”

He said, “Hm.”

Fearfully and wonderfully made.

Post Script: My heart is fine.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Fearfully & Wonderfully Made 10 May 2018

  1. julieburgii says:

    Nothing, I repeat NOTHING, wrong with your heart! It is fearfully and wonderfully made and oh! how it loves…


  2. Had one as a part of yet another Sleep Study with the VA. It did sound ethereal! Glad your results came out well. Mine did but we are still trying to find the settings that will work for my Sleep Apnea.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s