Saturday, September 03, 2005

Ponder Anew

The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy.

Psalm 119:64

In times of tragedy, such as have been brought to our attention recently in Iraq and the southern United States, shifting faith quickly questions the sovereignty and mercy of God. The Scriptures, however, refocus our vision and cause us to remember that the earth is truly full of God's mercy. How incredible is it that:

Water is recycled?

That plants can take a material of such low chemical potential energy, like carbon dioxide, and make energy-rich carbohydrates?

The planet Earth does not move closer and closer to the Sun, making the Earth uninhabitable?

The air is made up of such a perfect ratio of gases?

Though we have all acted foolishly and in selfish ambition and interest, rejecting our Creator, we are still offered the opportunity to live in right relationship with Him, to love Him and be known by Him?