The Sunday school class I usually attend was cancelled this week; so I jumped over to the younger class instead. And it was so cool to sit in on their discussion of God's glory--from Exodus, to 2Corinthians 3! With Psalm 19 in mind, our youth pastor asked the huddle of students, "When you're on a mountain, do you think about how big you are?" When you stand in the ocean, are you impressed with your own vastness? When we look at a sunset, are we fixated on how beautiful we are? No. Because even the heavens declare the glory of God..."
Matthew Christian Harding thrusts a similar thought (from Job) into his fairy tale, The Peleg Chronicles, saying, "If God can play with the most powerful dragons [leviathan] as if they were a little bird, and yet they are so fierce to us, then how can we be prideful before our God? He has said about Himself 'who then is able to stand before me? Who has preceded me? Whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.' So, I think it is very loving of Him to help us see how insignificant we are by creating such fearsome beasts, so that we might humbly reach out to accept his grace, mercy, and love."
I love that! What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You visit him? It's amazing, isn't it, that you can stretch through the Bible for ages and still find more about God's glory?!
Hope your week is above-lovely, whatever it finds you doing! (I also hope you'll forgive the excess of italics in this ramble!) Christmas has somehow appeared on my calendar, which is strange since I'm mentally still in November...but may your rest-of-advent be joyous, considering Jesus, humble as Man, even unto the cross. Praise God; it's amazingly, wonderfully, glorious!
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth. --Psalm 115:1