Thursday, February 25, 2010

God of Large and Small

Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; those who act accordingly have a good understanding."

Probably because it's still on my mind from yesterday, the vastness of God for me is found not so much in the infinite feelings of looking out into the universe, but in the unimaginable complexity found in the very tiny. The gazillions of different processes and reactions that take place for just one cell of the human body to function or even smaller the exchange of electrons across a transport system that provides energy for all we do within just one structure of that cell inspires more awe and humility for me than anything else. I can't even begin to imagine large distances enough to be captivated by them, but what happens on that teeny, tiny scale, that shows me God's omnipotence more than anything. There is so much room for mistake, so much room for error or for the whole process to be thrown off, and we get angry and mad and frustrated when it happens. We ask God, "WHY?????" Rarely do we stop to realize that actually the rate of failure is pretty darn divinely accurate. For every mistake there are billions of times things DON'T mess up. Those also, and maybe even more so, deserve a "Why, God?" too.

Prayer: Your complexity and the depth of your reach never cease to amaze me, O God. Keep me in awe and wonder at your magnitude, God of all creation. Amen.

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