Author Janae Klatt and her family.

“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” (Psalm 139:13-14, NIV).

These scriptures hold special meaning this time of year. They highlight two partnerships: the beauty between a mother and her child, and, more important, God and His creation. God saw me before any biological parent ever did. There is safety in these scriptures. My life was intricately thought out, designed, and crafted in the stillness and darkness of my mother’s womb.

I am reminded this Mother’s Day of the importance of this biblical passage. Not only for me, but for my own children, my daughters. I am beyond grateful to know that God designed my girls, with intentionality, patience, precision and love. My children are seen by God. Before I even saw the curves of their beautiful faces, He saw them, He knew them, and He loves them.

This Mother’s Day, may the reality of God’s care and design of each one of us overcome our hearts with a sense of peace.

This psalm brings me great peace and hope this Mother’s Day. In the bizarre mixture of life that is ministry and parenthood, the tension between church duties and home responsibilities, none of it can overshadow His love for them. This truth allows me to rest in His care for my daughters. Trusting Him to lead them, speak to them and cover them, better than I or anyone else ever could. My daughters are cared for, more than I can realize, more than I can even fathom.

This Mother’s Day, even if you aren’t a mother, may the reality of God’s care and design of each one of us overcome our hearts with a sense of peace. We are seen by our Creator, created with meticulous intentionality and purpose, knit together by His hands. Every detail of our lives, and our families’ lives, is Father-filtered. He was there at the beginning, and He remains, ever present, ever involved and ever wonderful.

is the senior pastor of Santa Ana Foursquare Church in Santa Ana, Calif.