Monday, July 28, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Psalm 89: 11-12
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all its fullness, You have founded them. The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name.

… Watch a simple-minded person, one who is right with God and is not terrified by the reasonings of men, as he looks at the stars and exclaims, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him?” It is not said in despair, but in adoring wonder.

Look at the world either through a telescope or a microscope and you will be dwarfed into terror by the infinitely great or the infinitely little. What do I read in the Bible? I read that the God of heaven counts the hairs of our heads. Jesus says so. I read that God watches the sparrows so intimately that not one of them falls on the ground without His notice. I read that the God who holds the seas in the hollow of His hand and guides the stars in their courses clothes the grass of the field. Through the love of God in Christ Jesus, we are brought into a wonderful intimacy with the infinitely great 
and the infinitely little.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 209 (7/28)
From The Servant As His Lord

This photograph is by Liz Burnell.

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