Tuesday, November 03, 2015

"His Greatest Wonderment" - 11/03/15 - 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)

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".

When ABBA created me, amongst many loves, one He gave me is a love for art.  Love for architecture, not only in buildings, but in His Masterpiece's. 

 I am constantly amazed at the beauty He made each one of us to be.  The different colors, textures, expressions, muscle tone.  How genes, carried through families, enabling us to catch a glimpse of another in one.  The marvel of every living thing and person beginning with a small seed and egg.  The way He made the whole of our bodies and how all is packaged in a working order within.  Each part designed to work together.  Each part has its own role.

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 we are to be impressed with.  It is people, made in His image, we are to invest our time, gifts, talents with and into.  "As we are living, going and making Disciples for Him."

Even though I marvel at the abilities many are given in design, the credit is due to our ABBA.  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.

The most precious treasure He entrusts us with isn't things.  It is people.

We are now in the season of grandbabies.  Many of our "kids" have ones of their own and we are blessed with how they are 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.  
Often I sit and marvel at all whom He has surrounded me with to share this journey and the blessings raining down upon me.  I pray I will continue to be His vessel, using my gifts and talents to build them closer to Him. I pray I do not lose sight of what precious treasures He has entrusted me with to share the seasons of life with. 
These are the treasures I am so "impressed" with.  People.
Made in His image.  All people.  I pray His wonderment will always take my breath away. 

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