Saturday, June 26, 2010

What is Man that Thou art Mindful of Him


Sometimes I get so used to hearing about the sun rising and setting that I actually forget that the sun isn't even moving, earth is. I get so wrapped up in my own little bubble of life that I actually think the focal point of the universe is me! "Me?" I think, "No, surely I don't really mean that?" In all reality I do. Dear reader, let me explain what I mean. Life is so short, the universe is so big, and there are billions of souls in this world. However, when it comes down to it I bet 95% of my time is absorbed in thoughts of my life, and vain ones at that. Rarely do I open my eyes enough to see the bigger picture.

I came to realize this last night as I was preparing to wake up early to see a lunar eclipse. While looking out my window at the moon I became very aware of the grandness of God in His creation and the nothingness of man. Instantly the psalm penned by David came to mind.


"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou at mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" (Psalm 8: 3-4)

I was reminded there that the world does not in fact revolve around me, it revolves around God. "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. A-men." (Romans 11: 36)

I am humbled and encouraged to look at life in a new perspective. To view our existence on earth as a mere blip in time. To focus on the one who truly deserves all glory and honor namely, Jesus the Christ, the Son of God.

"O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" (Romans 7: 24)

Only the grace of God can enable me to love and cherish Him as I ought. Praise be to God, "For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8: 3-4)

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5: 8)

It is so good to have the scriptures to remind us of the love of God towards His children. Thank you Jesus for loving me, redeeming me, making me a new creature in you, and giving us creation which testifies of your creative power and glory.

May God reveal Himself more to you each day, dear reader.

Warm Regards,
Ashley


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birth into Blog Land

Hello world I am testing my new blog. :)

Warm Regards,
Ashley