“About the work of God’s fingers. . . . God made [the glory of creation] happen with mere fine motor skills. We use our fingers to make notes, brush hair out of our eyes, scratch an itch, floss teeth. But God? God uses his fingers to create, sustain, and govern square inches as well as whole continents, heads of hair as well as whole populations, tiny particles as well as unseen galaxies.”- Scott Sauls
“One thing I have asked of the LORD, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”- Psalm 27:4 (ESV)
Scott Sauls concludes Prologue 5 of Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen with the practice of beholding.
2. Beholding. First, Pastor Sauls defines behold as follows. To commit our attention to, to discard all clutter to focus on one thing. Above all, like David, Paul, and Isaiah, we can behold the glory of the Lord. And that occurs when our eyes are opened, and our lamps fill with oil.
Hence, the first thing we behold is the weight of God’s grandeur. Which we assess as we look around and look up. The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once remarked about a satellite image of the earth caught in a ray from the sun. Sagan referred to it as ‘the pale blue dot’. Yet, this tiny blue dot serves as center stage for the manifestation of God’s glory.
Furthermore, Pastor Sauls describes God’s attentiveness as kind and compassionate, down on our level, humble.
In conclusion, Pastor Sauls exhorts, remember this when God opens your eyes to help you see Him. He especially wants you to notice that He notices and attends to you. So. Pastor Sauls asks, do you see God’s glory in the skies? Taste the bread and wine on the table? Feel that warm towel around your feet? Hear the free music on the platform?
Today’s question: How do you react to the statement that God made the glory of creation with mere fine motor skills? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Redeeming the voices that weary us”