Smorgasbord Tuesday: Late night snack

I know you were beginning to think I forgot; I didn't ~ just a little late! For my newbies, welcome! You can read the original concept for this day at the first Smorgasbord Tuesday posting but the general idea is that on Tuesday's I try to pick out a passage of Scripture for us to meditate on. Feel free to leave comments on the Scripture passage. If you like the Scripture, write it down on an index card and stick it some place where you can reflect on it all week long. Enjoy!!

Psalm 8
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

The biggest "gift" I left my vacation with was an awe for the majesty of God. There is something about traveling to new locations that allows you to observe a different attribute of God.

One of my favorite things to look at was the wide expanse of the gulf (my parents live on a little island off the gulf coast of Florida. We just cross one little street and we are walking on white sand beaches~ pretty close to paradise). All you could see was water and sky and there was no way to differentiate between where one began and the other ended. You don't get that feeling here in Wisconsin. We are engulfed by trees and houses and you have to look straight up to see the sky. In the city, you get consumed with the things of man and you get caught up in your little life and thinking we are the all in all. Standing in front of crashing waves and seeing nothing but God's creation gives you a sense of how small and insignificant we really are. It caused me to truly surrender to the greatness of God, His awesomeness as a Creator, His strength, power and His majesty.

If you are currently caught up in the problems of your life and are getting consumed by the things of this world I encourage you to step out and observe God's creation. As my women's pastor always says, "We need to step back and see the BIG PICTURE." You don't have to be by the ocean to see the splendor of the King; wherever you are you can observe the beauty of His creation. Perhaps it will pull you back into awe for Him that He even cares for us and in addition to that He loves us and sent His only Son to die for us to make a way for us to go to Him. Enjoy the beauty of the King this week.

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