Have you ever looked up at the stars at night in amazement because of its vastness, and yet at the same time felt a little insignificant in the grand scheme of things? Actually, Earth is but a speck of dust in amongst all the millions of stars in our universe. Even in our own world we can get lost in the billions of people who live on this planet with us. It is enough to make us feel somewhat unimportant and inconsequential. However, Psalms 139:13, 14 gives us a different perspective on our feelings of insignificance.
v13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
v14 I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well [Psalms 139:13, 14 NIV].
How can we feel insignificant about ourselves when the God who created the universe loves us enough to sacrifice His one and only Son, that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Our wonderful and gracious Lord God, I thank you for loving me when I sometimes do not love myself. Lord I thank you that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you Lord for all of creation that you created just for us. Lord God, it all reminds me of your power, of your presence, and of your love for me. I am nothing without you Lord but with you Lord, I can do everything through you. When I look toward you Lord I cannot count the ways for which I love you. Yet Lord, when you look toward me, and each of us Lord, you sacrifice your Son for us. For this I am perplexed in my humanness, but thankful in my Spirit. Thank you Lord that you find value in me. In your precious name I give thanks and pray. . .amen.
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Jim, thanks for a very inspiring post on the peace that passes all understanding–even in the midst of distractions. Now that I am living alone I am enjoying God’s presence and peace more than ever before. As Teresa of Avila once said, “God alone is enough.”