Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who is the center of your universe?

You make springs pour water into the ravines, so streams gush down from the mountains. They provide water for all the animals, and the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees. You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor. You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use. You allow them to produce food from the earth – wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their skin, and bread to give them strength. The trees of the Lord are well cared for – the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. There the birds make their nests, and the storks make their homes in the cypresses. High in the mountains live the wild goats, and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes. Psalm 104: 10-18 NLT

Have you ever played the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game? The idea is that people in Hollywood are so connected, that any individual in Hollywood can be connected to Kevin Bacon in six steps. I have not done it myself (I can't keep that kind of trivia in my head), but I have overheard others do it with ease. This kind of sounds like Kevin Bacon is the center of the universe.

Psalm 104 clearly points to God as the center of the universe. Everything is connected to God. God makes the rain which makes the streams. The streams water the animals and the birds nest beside the streams. Grass grows and feeds the livestock. People produce food to eat, wine to drink and oil to keep them beautiful. Even the trees and the mountains get in on the action.

God, you are the center of the universe. Help me to act more like you are the center of my universe. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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