Thursday, November 06, 2014

"Impressed" - 11/06/14 - Mark 13

"As He walked away from the Temple, one of His disciples said, "Teacher, look at that stonework! Those buildings!"  Jesus said, "You're impressed by this grandiose architecture? There's not a stone in the whole works that is not going to end up in a heap of rubble."(13:1-2)

When ABBA created me, He gave me a love for art.  For the architecture, not only in buildings, but in His Masterpiece's.  People. 

I am constantly amazed at the beauty He made each one of us to be.  The different colors, textures, expressions, muscle tone.  The way He made the whole of our bodies.  Each part designed to work together.  Each part has its own role.

We are blessed to be living in a small city with such beautiful examples of architecture.  There are often times I will just pull over in amazement, blown away by the craftsmanship put into these buildings, built without the modern day equipment.  So many hands have craved out intricate details which have lasted for many generations.

And one day - all will be just "a heap of rubble".

It would be so easy to get caught up into the grandiose of the world.  This isn't what He has designed us to become "caught up" in.  It is our ABBA and people who are to be what we are to be impressed with.  To invest our time, gifts, talents with and into. 

Even though I marvel at the abilities many are given in design, ABBA is the one who deserves all the credit.  Without His administering the gifts and talents to us, we would not have any ability.  All we have been entrusted with is to be used for His glory, not our own.

Which brings to my mind the most precious treasure He entrusts us with.  People.

We have/are being saturated with surrogate grandbabies!  Many of our "kids" are having ones of their own and sharing them with us.  These little bundles of joy are delighting us so.  I sit and marvel at our ABBA's design of beauty in each and every one of them.  What a miracle they - we - all are.  All of us, created the same way. 

He has blessed us in sharing life with so many, I pray I am a vessel for Him to use in bringing them closer to ABBA.  These are the treasures I am so "impressed" with.  People.

All people.           

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