A couple of days ago I experienced my first flight as I traveled to the wonderful city of San Diego, California! It was actually amazing and because I try to look for God in EVERYTHING, I saw His goodness from a new perspective while I was IN THE AIR. I looked out the window and saw the city from above. There were so many cars, houses, and landmarks to see. As we continued to ascend thousands of feet into the air, nothing was even recognizable anymore. I began to feel so small as I looked at a “bigger picture” of the world and realized that I’m only a small part of it. Yet, in that smallness I still felt important and very much so precious as I meditated on how much God loves and cares for me!
God has this whole world to oversee-trees, mountains, oceans, animals, people-but He still doesn’t forget to care for me! He could be too busy making sure the oceans stay calm or the mountains remain standing upright, but He’s not! He tends to this, that, and the third; AND He still tends to me too! That is so good and comforting to know! Then on the other hand, I also thought about how some people often think more of themselves than they should. Sometimes because people are blessed with beauty or a particular gift; they begin to think they are better, bigger, and more important than other people or things. But I’ve got a news flash for us all today: the world is so much BIGGER than us!
Just like God cares for and blesses you, He does the same for others who trust in Him too! He even cares for the grass of the fields! While in the air I truly saw how big the world is. Now we are indeed important; yet at the same time we are only a small fraction of this big world. So we should never think of ourselves as more than we really are. However, we should be FOREVER GRATEFUL that our God sits up high and is gracious/merciful enough to look down on and care for us, even though we are so small and unworthy! He could just sit up high, on His throne, and never look down to regard us; but I’m so glad He doesn’t do us that way! He really cares for us my friends, He really does!
Psalm 138:6 (New King James Version)
“Though the Lord is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.