Brandon and I went away for a night at a little country inn courtesy of a gift from dear friends. Upon arriving, we explored the quaint property, and found our room for the night (which had a fun private staircase to enter). As we sat in our room later that night while playing a game of Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom, a thought crossed my mind: God is with us, right here and now. But God is also downstairs at the front desk. He is present at the restaurant, several hundred feet away, and everything in this dainty room is the work of His hands.
A similar thought crossed my mind the next day as we drove home and passed an overlook of Bethlehem City in Pennsylvania. This time I thought about how God is sovereign over the city, how small it is in comparison to the majesty of God, but how tiny I am when I walk down Main Street.
"O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at 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,
and the son of man that you care for him?"
The work of God's fingers, the moon and the stars, as if poetically He painted them in the sky. I'm amazed and left in awe every time I think through God's creative ability. Things that I could only dream of creating or would take years for me to create (like a novel) would take God less than a second. With a word He spoke the earth into being, and everything is a result of His workmanship.
I am also His handiwork, made in His image and with such particular care. Who am I that God is mindful of me and cares for me? These are just some of the things that I've been thinking about over the past few days, pondering the works of God's fingers.
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Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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