For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well.
Thought for the Day: God sees the beauty from above the canopy.
Over my past couple of walks in our beloved park, I have gone up…I have gone up into the hills for exercise and for seeing the colors from different heights. One section of the walk literally lets one look down over the tops of small trees and a creek area. As I walked recently, I began thinking about God and how He looks down to see us. What does He see? What does He think? From our perspective, many things are out of balance and when we look at ourselves we see our flaws. I know I look at myself critically in how I look, how I act with my family, and how I teach my students. I am never satisfied. But, what does God see? As I stood looking down at the tops of the trees last week, I realized that the colors looked more vibrant from above and I couldn’t see all the little flaws of the downed trees and fallen leaves below the canopy. Is this how God looks at us? Is this what He sees? We are God’s creation and we know that God loves us as we are. This is what God sees.
Now, does this mean God does not see the bad and the ugly? I don’t think so. I believe God sees everything and I believe God knows our struggles and stays with us throughout our time of grief and sadness. But, I believe God knows that when we get “Home” with Him in Heaven, that all will be beautiful and glorious. We might have a lot going on within us that is not beautiful, but God created us and as I have heard before, “God ‘don’t’ make no junk!” We are His children and we are beautiful in His sight.
Prayer: God, thank you for loving us and for looking at us from above to see a beautiful canopy. Thank you for always being with us through our struggles and for seeing the beauty within. Help us each day to see the beauty in those around us. Help us see from above the canopy. Amen.
Prayer Focus: God’s view from above