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.