The design of God is unfathomable and yet we as humans seek to contain something that is infinite and beyond our finiteness. And yet He has made us in His image. What a wonderment it is to know that His love is so large and without condition that He could love such a small being who constantly fails at even the simple task of serving such a perfect Master. But that is us—and yet He says, “My grace is sufficient—My strength is made perfect in your weakness.”
I am truly amazed at the design of God. My husband and I recently found out that we are having a baby—we are in awe and our hearts are thankful. As I was looking at photos of a baby in the womb—i noticed something remarkable. A baby being formed is very still—very quiet (at least in the beginning)—and it’s head is bowed as it’s Creator shapes and forms this wonderment. The child is in complete surrender as he/she relies on the Most High God to shape it’s innermost and outermost being—carefully, beautifully and lovingly.
So it’s amazing as we continue in life and grow and are no longer in the womb—that we begin to do just the opposite. Our head is no longer bowed but full of pride. We are no longer still—but cannot sit still long enough to hear the Lord whisper our name. And we certainly are not quiet—but loud and obnoxious and even at times demanding the Lord to work on our behalf. Why is that?
There’s a sweet hymn that says…
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Truly, are our eyes turned upon Jesus in this generation? Or as Matthew 15 speaks, do we honor the Lord with just our lips, but our hearts are ultimately far from Him?