I don't really have time to post today, but I really like blogging with a purpose. And Wordfull Wednesday's are a great opportunity to do so. I shared my testimony at church on Sunday, my thoughts went along with the topic this week, so I thought I'd expound my thoughts here.
Last weekend I had the wondrous privilege of babysitting my newest niece. She's still very tiny, not quite 8 pounds. It was nourishing to my soul just to hold her and listen to her tiny breaths. When my hubby, Simmon, came home, I was cooking in the kitchen while she slept nearby in a bassinet. Simmon walked into the kitchen, stopped abruptly, and then said, "Whoa...baby presence." Then he remarked about how just her presence changed the whole feel of the room. I smiled knowingly and whispered, "Kind of makes you feel reverent." He laughed in agreement. I can not help but feel how precious she is when she is near.
On Sunday, I was sitting in church and my thoughts reflected back to that moment and the whole evening of having my niece there with us. I could not hold back the tidal wave that was my tears. I thought about how easy it was to see and feel the worth of a soul when you hold a small infant in your arms. I felt the same awe and wonder with each of my own children. My thoughts then wandered as I contemplated those deep feelings. I wondered, "What happens to those feelings as people grow into children, adults and become old people?" Then this thought came into my mind... how would it be... if we could feel those deep feelings of wonder and reverence by just being in the presence of one another, of friends, neighbors, people at church, random people at the grocery store... ? We are all children of God, and as such, each and every person in this world is a miraculous and wondrous being. Do we recognize what an awesome thing that is? Sometimes I look at pictures of beautiful places in the world and I feel reverenced by the beauty of God's handiwork. We, each of us, are also God's handiwork. May we learn to feel as God feels toward us. At times in my life when I have sought for charity, the pure love of Christ, I have felt greater love toward everyone around me.
May we feel love.
Doc. and Cov. 18:10 : "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;"