In the burdens and busyness of daily activity, life sometimes takes on a hew of ordinary. The sky is…blue. The grass is…green. The breeze is…chilly. There’s a hint of rain in the air, and I must scurry and hurry to complete the next task.
However, when I slow enough to notice, the trees’ soft blossoms become delicate, aromatic, dainty. In those special moments, the bird’s melodic song warbles above me on a limb. I can laugh at the squirrels’ chasing one another in childlike delight. The aroma of Spring wafts through the breeze as the rain patters on my umbrella. I’m alive, and easily notice the Creator’s amazing artistry.
And my soul echos a refrain to his praises.
Is it that creation’s beauty shows itself only on special occasions, like a child getting dressed for Easter? Or is it in those moments when I’m busiest or most burdened, I’m not attuned to notice?
Have I allowed life’s burdens and cares to swallow me, rather than allowing the Creator’s life to envelope me and fill me so I’m able to respond to all he’s made and done?
If I were daily aware, what would creation’s amazing artistry confess to my soul? And what would my soul cry back to our Creator?
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:3-9 (NIV)
Who is God?
He’s an amazing Manufacturer, Designer, and Artistic Creator. His manual, the Bible, is full of detailed instructions on how to care for all he’s made. It also includes details as to how we came to be, and for what purpose he made us. It outlines his explicit rights as Manufacturer, Designer, and Creator of all he made.
We are so intricately made. His creation so vast and immeasurable, that it behooves us to consider him, and his words. When we do, there are rich benefits. When we don’t, life won’t work well.
God made us with great love and care. He deserves us to consider and take notice of all he’s said and done.
It pays to know this before the struggles hit. Struggles will hit. But, it’s wonderful to know before they hit, our amazing Creator is safe to run to.
I wouldn’t doubt at this point, if you haven’t had this view of yourself and God, the posts this week may have brought more questions than answers. Please, dear one, don’t stop reading. Next week we will continue this series with Part 2 – “When Life Doesn’t Go Right.” as we look at “Who Am I?” Again, good things to know before the struggles hit.
If you’re in the middle of a storm already, please don’t give up. There is hope.
As always, lets talk!
With love and prayers,