Friday, May 19, 2017
Just a Window Ledge
It was not Jurassic Park, just a window ledge. What I was seeing was not some oversized ancestor of an alligator; instead, it was more like a miniature cousin. No bigger round than a number 2 size lead pencil like I used to use in grammar school and just a tad bit longer than it was before going in the pencil sharpener, it walked along a two inch outside window ledge. Only the window pane separated us. Back and forth it went as if it knew there was an audience. Every few seconds a brilliant red membrane of a diaphragm blew up and then faded away just beneath its neck. It was an amazing sight.
Indeed, God has made some amazing creatures. It would be impossible for someone like you and me, or even the smartest and most creative person we know to come up with a creation as beautiful as the one which unfolds daily all around us. But, the most amazing creature of the creation is the one which looks back at us in the mirror each morning when we rise. The 8th Psalm tells it like it is, "Yet, You (God) have made them a little lower than the angels, and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of Your hands; and have put all things under their feet..." (Psalm 8:5-6) All this and more is written in response to that question, "...what is man that thou are mindful of him..."
Who would have thought such a thing about the likes of us? In the image of God is how we have been created. Something of God was implanted within us so that we might be fit in the end to live forever in eternity with Him. God held nothing back when He chose to bring you and me into being. Imagine how we marvel at the least of the created order and then consider how it is that God might marvel at us as we grow into that being so wonderfully made.