In Awe

Albert Einstein very clearly expressed his feelings about God and this world.  Madeleine L’Engle once said this about him, “I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone who is not lost in rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe ‘is as good as a burnt out candle.’”  Einstein also made the statement about God and our universe, “He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.”

Notice the beautifully crafted words of David in Psalm 65:8-13:

By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation,

You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;

Who establishes the mountains by His strength,

Being girded with might;

Who stills the roaring of the seas,

The roaring of their waves,

And the tumult of the peoples.

They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;

You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;

You greatly enrich it;

The stream of God is full of water;

You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

You water its furrows abundantly,

You settle its ridges,

You soften it with showers,

You bless its growth.

You have crowned the year with Your bounty,

And Your paths drip with fatness.

The pastures of the wilderness drip,

And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

The meadows are clothed with flocks

And the valleys are covered with grain;

They shout for joy, yes, they sing.

It is very valuable to step away from our busy and troublesome lives to remember the amazing God we serve.  It is valuable to stand in wonder and awe at the majesty we have been surrounded with.  Einstein recognized the value in this.  David recognized this value of this.  Do we?

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