Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Uniquely Positioned

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, I know that is what we are to do, but it is dark, noisy with thunder booming, lightning flashing, and rain pouring down, so I rejoice that I have shelter from the storm and am cosy in my house. I think it's time God sent some of this rain over to Texas!

Yesterday was the same, so I never left the house. I am really conserving my gas. If I don't drive, I don't use it. I was really hoping to get out today and get some milk and bread and do some shopping, but later will do fine.

I don't know what happens to the birds and squirrels when it rains like this...I never see them around. Perhaps they take cover in the trees. I know after doing a little housekeeping yesterday, I finished a book I was reading and did a few exercises. God is good!

From the devotional book Quiet Moments with God:

When I consider your heavens , the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of Him? Psalms 8:3,4
A number of years ago IMAX filmmakers produced a movie titled Cosmos. In it, they explored the "edges" of creation..both outer space as viewed through the most powerful telescope, and inner space as viewed through the most powerful microscope. Viewers saw for themselves that at the far reaches of space, clumps of matter (huge stars) seem to be suspended in fixed motion and separated by vast areas of seemingly empty blackness.

They also saw that the same can be said for the depths of inner space-clumps of matter are suspended in fixed orbits, separated by vast areas of seemingly empty blackness. In fact, the world of the distant stars is almost identical in appearance and form to the world of the tiniest newtrinos. Furthermore, neither of these "edges" of creation has been explored fully. Both inner and outer space appear as if they may very well extend into infinity.

In sharp contrast, the created earth as we experience it daily is uniquely suspended between these two opposite poles. Our world is filled with varied colors, dynamic forms, differing patterns, changing seasons, and adaptable functions.

It is as if God has placed human beings at the very  center of His vast creation, with the maximum amount of complexity, meaning, and choice. We are "hung in the balances" literally, as well and figuratively--the pivot point  between the  great and the small, the vastness of outer space and the vastness of inner space.

We are not only fearfully and wonderfully made, but we are fearfully and wonderfully positioned in God's creation. The Lord has a place for everyone, and specifically, He has a place for you. Thank God for your uniqueness today. Delight in all that makes you special in His eyes. Praise Him for all that He has designed you to be, to become, and to give.

When God conceived the world, that was poetry. 

He formed it and that was sculpture. 
He colored it and that was painting. 
He peopled it with living beings, and that was the grand, 
divine eternal drama.
David Belasco

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs.