“Life is fragile: it thrives only in a narrow range of temperatures between freezing and boiling. How lucky that our planet is just the right distance from the sun: a little farther, and the death of the perpetual Antarctic winter — or worse — would prevail; a little closer, and the surface would truly fry anything that touched it.” ~ Leonard Susskind
We are so often wrapped up in our own worlds and, because of that, often fail to understand what other people are saying to us. We see what we want to see, hear what we want to hear, and do what we want to do. But our blindness, truly, can be staggering.
How often do we see what God has engineered for us? How often to we think about the fact that our very planet is the perfect distance from a star that gives life. Closer to that star would burn us up and farther away from that star would freeze us out. Yet here we sit, in the middle of a planet that was just primed for life. Primed for us.
How often do we see that God sustains us in His love? How often do we admit that it is God’s love and God’s grace that helps us make it through each day of our lives? For that matter, how many times do we see our very day as a great and wonderful gift?
God did not have to do any of this. He did not have to create our world. He did not have to create us. And, after creating us, when we sinned, He certainly did not have to save us. But He did. Because He loves us so much.
When we fail to see all of this, when we fail to broaden our perspective of life and realize all the possibilities of God, we miss out. We miss out on opportunity. We miss out on relationship. We miss out on a chance to know God more intimately. That breaks God’s heart.
Let’s open our eyes today and look for God in all that we encounter.
FAITH ACTION: Think about all the miracles that took place just for you to wake up this morning. Take time to give God proper thanks.