Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Love of God

The movie on the Universe keeps rolling around inside. I cannot get my mind around the vast dimension of what we so blithely call “space.” You see God has to be bigger. He dwells outside of time, outside of creation. The God who said, “let there be...” is our Lord.  As I read through the creation story again I came to an abrupt stop with the words: 

“Then God said, ‘let us make man in our image, after our likeness...’ so God created man in his image, in the image of God created He him.” (Gen. 1:26,27)  
“Then the Lord formed man of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living creature. (Gen. 2:7)
The scripture goes on to say that God planted a garden for man. A garden! A place for man to explore; 
a place to enjoy. 
Papa, This is what undoes me:  The immensity of space juxtaposed to a garden on a planet the size of a dust ball. Not only did You plant a garden for the man You made, but You actually walked with him. Then You became one of us. How is it possible that the Creator of the entire Universe desires my fellowship? But you do!
 George Beverly Shea sang at Billy Graham Crusades. 
He is alive, well and living with his wife of 25 years.  Shea will be 103 years old this year.

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