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Seriously, stand outside on a clear night and count the stars. Watch the sunrise bring light into the world. Listen to ocean waves as they lap against the shoreline. Hold a newborn baby and witness the miracle of life. God made all of these things without any of our help. And He did it with words:
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host.” (Psalm 33:6 ESV)
One of the most miraculous things God created is the human body. Not a doctor, the workings of our inner system amaze me. We take, on average, 23,000 breaths a day. Our hearts beat 100,000 times in one day, which is around 35 million times in a year. Yet, we do nothing to make them work. God designed us as resilient beings that heal from the wounds we encounter. Our immune systems fight off things we don’t even know exist. All while we walk through our days, oblivious to the inner workings of our bodies.
God is life.
Without God, we wouldn’t exist. He puts breath in our lungs and heals our wounds. As a clumsy person, I often find myself suffering from a minor cut or bruise. Instantly, our body begins to heal. One moment we’re cut and bleeding; within days, the body forms a protective covering, then works diligently to restore the hurt—all part of God’s design for our lives.
God created the universe; then He placed you in it. Where you live, who you interact with each day are part of a larger narrative. Your purpose on earth is one no one else can accomplish. God placed you in His story, at this time and place, to fulfill your mission.
“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 ESV)
God is amazing. He does everything with intention. You are part of His story. God’s narrative never ends; eternity is forever.
Lord, thank You for creating us. Forgive us for taking for granted the work You do for us daily. Help us remember today Your sovereignty in our lives. Every breath we take is a reason to praise You. Let us worship in wander today at Your glorious works. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
How has God amazed you lately?