Attitude of Gratitude - Pt. 1
The universe is expanding, and is beyond our comprehension...
The Earth is shifting, spinning, turning, rotating, slipping, sliding... There is no universal up, no universal down, no objective stationary place of rest, no absolute viewpoint only views from a point... And the sun, which is one of those stars that we gaze so longingly at in the evening, is made of matter, but is also energy... at the same... time.
And then there's you. A combination of water, carbon and a few other things that stumbles around in the dark looking for a flashlight for about eighty years--if you're lucky--before you go back to being dust for other things.
"What is man, O God, that you are mindful of him..."
You are small. You are dust. You are only here for a breath of time. And all it takes is a glance into the sky at night to be reminded of just how crazy-awesome-wonderful that all of Creation is, and how tiny, insignificant and not-that-awesome you seem to be.
Except you aren't... tiny and insignificant. To God.
"For you have made human beings just a little lower than the angels, and crowned them with glory and honor..."
To God you are amazing. To God, you are his best creation. To God you are the very thing that God, the creator and sustainer of all of that awesomeness that I related to you a moment ago, has decided to imbed with his very DNA. You are a co-creator, a shining composition of stardust and spirit that was put in charge of reflecting God's glory to the world.
What do you have to say... to that?
"Thank you," might be a place to start.
Because when you finally realize all that God has done for you, the best and purest response is simply gratitude.
May you be filled with gratitude today to the One who has given you life, and showered with you immeasurable blessings. And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.