I am fearfully and wonderfully made
— Psalm 139:14
I had officiated at the wedding of our nephew and his bride.
Patty and I had been dancing at the reception.
She had sat down, but I was still carrying on out on the dance floor with a bunch of guys. They were all under the age of 10 and we were all playing air guitar.
I went into a classic Pete Townshend windmill swing at my air guitar. My fellow air band members cheered.
Going for extra points, I jumped as high as I could for the next power chord.
It went great.
I grabbed lots of air, way up high.
But I didn’t exactly plant my landing.
The entire air band froze as I hit the floor.
And sat down.
Okay, so, actually, I pretty much fell over backwards.
I’m pleased to report that I hopped up as fast as I’d fallen down on the dance floor.
We resumed our intensity. One of the the boys actually began doing my new jump move.
Why do I tell all this? Because somewhere in that moment that amazing thing we call “balance” kicked in all by itself.
I simply “lost my balance” for a moment, and instantly regained it. Without even trying. It just happened.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made and you are, too.
Join me in celebrating that today.