I live in a city where streetlights drown out the beauty of the stars in the sky on a clear night. I have to drive to an open field if I want to watch the full moon rise and to the beach for an unobstructed view of the sunset. On warm summer afternoons, I would sit on a blanket in the grass and observe a simple one-inch square of space in the grass and admire all the little things going on that I usually step on and take for granted. I am thankful for the opportunities to view the majestic handiwork of God however big or small. He is to be praised for all he has created as it was created in love and for our enjoyment.
Looking in the mirror, I can see God’s handiwork in me.
I told my husband, a three-time kidney transplant recipient, that the fingerprints of God are all over him. He never thought he would live past the age of twenty and not to reveal his age, he is well past twenty and very blessed to still be here. He is God’s handiwork.
What is mankind that you, God, are so mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
I love watching videos where they point the camera at some random street corner in some random city and pan the camera back to reveal the neighborhood, the city, the state, the globe, all the way to the universe where earth looks like a tiny star as if we were looking up at the night sky away from city lights. At that farthest pan out, I realize how small I am in the scheme of things. How small we all really are. At this moment I realize we are all the same; we are the handiwork of God. I wish people everywhere could expand their worldview and see the handiwork of God.
As God sits on His throne in the heavenly realm, he knows the number of hairs on our head and he hears the prayers we whisper. We are not minuscule to Him. He loves his creation and is mindful of the human beings he created.
Look for opportunities to view the stars on a clear night, watch the moon rise from a field, and head over to a beach to watch the sunset. Know that God is wading through all the obstacles we place in His view from us just to get a good view of His creation too.
God loves you, friend. May God’s blessings be more noticeable to you in this new year.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8:1-4