Good Evening, God,
I couldn’t resist posting an image of Diamond Head taken from above. Flying to the mainland I have caught a glimpse of the inside a few times. But, it is still somewhat of a surprise seeing this view verses the postcard views of Diamond Head.
Sigh. I am trying to remember that everything looks different from Your perspective. When I can get a grip on that reality it helps me feel better. It reminds me that my viewpoint is so short term . . . so small . . . and misses almost everything.
Just the other day I was listening to a TED talk where the speaker was saying that our conscious minds can only grasp 40 or so of the thousands of data points swirling around us second by second. Actually, 40 seems like a lot more than I process.
When I do step back and put my life in context . . . heck, put our species life in context . . . it is staggering. We are definitely newbies on this planet. And, then with photos from the Hubble telescope showing billions of galaxies my brain goes into overload.
All of this is by way of putting myself into Your Context. The idea of a Creator who loves us individually is such Good News that many of my fellow humans cannot believe it. Odd, God, how meaninglessness is so much easier for folks to accept than Meaning. Is it that we don’t want to believe in a Power higher than ourselves?
Or is it that You are not “interfering” in the ways we want You to. Why so much hatred and pain and poverty? And, as I ask, I hear You asking me, “What are you doing to make things better?”
Indeed. How am I caring? How am I sharing?