Wednesday, June 16, 2010

lesson from a ghost town

Sometimes all I can see is the brokenness...

and then I'm invited to look at things
from a different perspective...

And when I choose to look
at the bigger picture...
I find purpose in the design.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

thoughts: the universe and His love

It's a striking truth to behold: His great sacrifice was not for my intentional, obvious sins alone, but for the secret trespasses as well. The hidden ones of which I go about unaware, until the curtain is pulled back, just a little, and I catch sight of the ugliness He bled for. I cringe and shudder and my soul races for cover...until I am reminded the debt has been paid.

I wonder if He created all that I can see, and cannot see, for as far as the scientific eye can see, this mega universe that our finite minds struggle to comprehend, merely to show how great His unconditional love is, the depth of His mercy and grace. Because we would one day hear, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him,” and because mankind would one day realize the unreachable end and vast extent of its universe, He created it so.

If it were humanly possible to travel to the ends of our universe, if we could go hither and thither, I suppose it would be possible to know the limits of His love. But it’s not possible, thus it’s quite impossible that I shall ever exhaust His love for me.