Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Posts tagged ‘God as Creator’

Shaky Knees

Last night we admired that beautiful big orange moon.  And again this morning as I sat on the deck and gazed up in amazement at the giant trees lining the back yard, my knees almost felt shaky.   Gazing at our awesome God and His incredible artwork brings a thrill far beyond anything else in the world.  Then I opened my Bible to Psalm 8:

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them? …
O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Then, in response, this song wells up in my heart:

Who am I that a King would bleed and die for?
Who am I that He would pray, “Not my will, Thine,” for?
The answer I may never know
Why He ever loved me so
That to that old rugged cross He’d go
For who am I?  (by Charles Goodman)

Pictures of God and Me

When our son Nathan was five years old, we played a game one evening, taking turns saying  “You’ll be ________ and I’ll be _______.”  The blanks were filled with two things that go together.  For example, You’ll be  Goldilocks and I’ll be Papa Bear.  Or You’ll be salt and I’ll be pepper. Nathan came up with this one:  “You’ll be Cinderella and I’ll be her go-cart!”  Hmmm…

But it does make me think of paired roles in Scripture that “picture” the close relationship between God and me.  I love these.  In love

God/Jesus is:                                         I am:

Shepherd                                                 His sheep

Fortress                                                   refugee hiding there

Mother bird                                               chick hiding under mom

Bridegroom                                              His bride

Father                                                       His child

Vine                                                          a branch depending on the Vine

Potter                                                       clay

Master                                                      His servant

Leader                                                      His follower

Creator                                                    creature

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