|A St Andrew's Cross Spider that has been sitting in our garden for the past 10 days.|
It blows my mind that we are one planetary speck in a speck of a galaxy among billions of others, zooming around the sun which dwarfs us and yet there are details like litchen on a gumnut, hooks on feathers and brightly coloured spots and stripes on the smallest of spiders.
Ps 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Even more mind-blowing is that this God who created all this wants to spend time with us. As this author puts it: we are the bit part actor with a role of 2/5th of a second while God is the main character, yet for some reason, he cares about us. He picks us out of a crowd, forgives our rottenness, our overblown ego and he shows us more kindness than we can ever imagine, he pursues us with relentless love and keeps picking us up out of our disasters. Our minds should be blown by him. We should ask ourselves:
Ps 8:4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
What's bringing you a sense of awe today?