I looked at the beauty of the full moon that shown down on me last night. It’s mysterious planet-like look and it’s illuminating light is like a lamp turned on every night when it gets dark for me to view if I should want or need it. It’s light reaches down to show me how incredibly complex the vast expanse of the moon and sky are before me. The moon is so far away and it stays there night after night, year after year. Amazing. What human hand could ever pull something like that off?
And how many millions of people are in and have been in this world? And each person alone is a unique creation, like a snowflake, where no two are ever alike. Amazing. The circuitry of each and every cell within each person’s body holding unique DNA, RNA, mitochondria, chromosomes, Golgi apparatus, and the like ‘knowing’ their job and doing it consistently over our lifetimes.
I love the order that I see from all this. The stableness. The knowing.
Of course there is unstableness too. Relationships, earthquakes, wars, and the like. Doesn’t it look like sometimes that the whole earth is groaning and turbulent? That the world is full of chaos also?
I believe all this world was orchestrated for us. To see life’s chaos but also it’s order, complexity, and beauty.
God and his word bring hope to any darkness, in our lives or/and in our world. His word provides harmony and his will for us. In fact the more you read it, the more you start to understand how little you really know. Each detail of this book has a reason for being there. It is an exhaustive book, meaning you can study it deeply and still learn more each and every time you read it. Even going over the same chapter or verses that will happen. There is so much to glean and new insights come, enriching your life as nothing ever has before. It is a supernatural book, beyond science and the law of nature. Hebrews 4:12 states, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edges sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
Take me; I am no longer bound by obligation for I am bound by love. I have freedom in Christ to move and be who I am in him. I desire to do all I do in love for him. He first loved me. Shown by the cross. He gave me a gift. And he gives freely to all who come and seek him. I can be who I am in Christ because he loves me; fully, truly, and freely. Now I want to do all I can for him because he gave me this gift. And what a gift! Instantaneous love! He drew me over time. Now I desire to live for him. Thank you God that you chose me, a sinner. Thank you that I have not been the same since receiving the gift. Thank you God, for letting me get to know you! AND though I have not worldly riches, a high station in life, or the best of everything in this world; I would not trade what Jesus Christ has given me for anything. Any amount of money, a higher station in life, or even having the best of everything I could dream of. For it is mine and nothing can compare! It reminds me of the story of Christ’s temptation in Matthew 4 where Satan is tempting Jesus on a very high mountain and tried to appeal to him by telling him that he would give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor if he would just bow down and worship him. We can desire power, significance, and achievement but these too are only what we think we need. That focus again is about self. Satan tries to use our weaknesses (as idols) many times to get our eyes off of Christ and onto ourselves. He likes to keep us busy keeping our eyes elsewhere, so you do not get to what Jesus Christ wants you to know; Him. Nothing in this world is worth a trade. For this world and all that it has to offer is temporary. After our deaths nothing material is taken with us.
No, this is a ‘pearl of great price.’ It is an eternal gift. One given and of no charge. Because that’s what a gift is. Is not a gift always good, free, and given with great love?
And who am I that he would think about me? I am an ordinary person, common as any you see passing by you on the street.
For there is more to this world than what you can see. Much more. There are angels, Satan, heaven, hades, and Jesus Christ. We live in a spiritual realm. We each have a spirit. When it is our turn to leave this world, that is what we are without our bodies, spirit. John 8:23 says, …”You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.”
He sees and knows everything that has happened with everyone and at what time each thing occurred; and that includes all people from the past, present, and who will be in the future. Quite a thought isn’t it?! He is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (always present); so we cannot hide anywhere from him. Psalm 139 starts out, “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD!”
Isaiah 46:10 in part says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come…”
I pray you would find a bible and a bible-believing church; one where you hear Jesus is alive, well, and active now in this world and for you.
Whether you are a Jew or a Gentile, Jesus is coming back one day!