I can sometimes get so fixated on my own life and daily needs, problems, and concerns that I fail to see the many activities of life on planet earth. I can sometimes be so bogged down that when I finally have the attention to realize the vastness and activities of our globe (and the entire solar system around us), these things usually take my breath away. You know that phrase, ” Can’t see the forest for all of the tress?” Well, that is me so many times. What about you? Ever get lost in the all the trees? Ever get so consumed with life that you forget there is much living going on around you?
Scrolling though Facebook the other day, I caught the video post of America’s next NASA launch into the deep seas of space. I was caught with surprise at the realization of the huge tasks those astronauts face as they venture onto that powerful launchpad and step further into a massive adventure that exceeds my own feeble, little brain. It was such a sight to behold, for me, as my eyes were tired and weary. Seeing this launch in Florida, USA I felt the life, movement, and excitement of the venture these brave astronauts were to embark on. What joy to know this is happening outside my doors , so to speak.
Pausing & breathing, my vison clears and my head relaxes- “wow, what a wonderful world”, right?! ( I think this is a song! 🙂 .) So, I think of God, of course, and meditate on Scripture that reminds me of God’s tremendous vastness. Yet, in all of His enormous holiness, God is small enough to know my name. He cares and loves me as a parent does their child. He is my friend. He is always with me and He leads my life. I am so grateful to know God and am happy to be His friend.
When I view the second space launch this weekend, I think my spirit will rise within me as those astronauts are catapulted into the wind and soar further into space. What a perspective they will have once they are in orbit. God has a larger perspective on His creation; Isaiah 40:22, describes God’s greatness as so huge, humanity is likened to being small like a “grasshopper”. Talk about point of view, perspective, and authority; God is the epitome of greatness. What a beautiful moment of worship.
What about you? Are you getting lost today? Do you need a time of rest and renewal? Find a moment to worship God today and let that experience shape and mold your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Such a simple thing to do (pausing to worship) but, its’ impact will change lives for His good.
(Scripture verse from NASB translation)
Image from NAA official Website: NASA/JPL/USGS
Image taken by the Galileo space mission in 1998 on its return voyage to Earth.
From the Holy Bible: ” In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1