Daily Archives: January 29, 2011

Juggling … not in my job description

I Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.  Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.  NIV

God made everything.

Such a simple statement, and yet, so profound.

I started college as a chemistry major.  I simply loved the concept of the periodic table, and how the addition of just one proton, one neutron and one electron to an atom made the thing a completely different substance.  As I got to study subatomic chemistry, I was even more amazed.  Each day, I felt I got to peep behind the curtain at God’s workroom and the building blocks that He had used to form the universe.

Today, I’m not a chemist.  But, I’ve not forgotten the lessons that I learned:  Everything in heaven and in earth is His.  He made it all.  He is the Master Craftsman, the Owner, the Creator and the Ruler of the Universe.

If I am to keep my life here in balance, I must keep Him squarely at the center.  He is the axis on which everything else turns.  When I acknowledge that, when I keep that perspective, my life works.  When I try to put something else in the center, when I exalt something else above God, even unconsciously, my life gets out of kilter and things begin to spin out of control, and then I start to worry about keeping all the balls in the air.

Keeping the balls in the air is NOT MY JOB.  I didn’t create the balls, and I didn’t create the gravity that pulls them earthward.  My job is to do God’s work here.  To love others and to show God’s love to them.

Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

That’s what I’ll think about today.


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