Taking time - Psalm 8:9

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Psalm 8:9 “O Lord our Lord how excellent is thy name in all the earth.”

Have you ever taken the time in your busy schedule to sit back and let nature speak to you? God speaks to us often times thru creation. In the rising of the sun we see God- He created it. In the going down of the same we see Him- He controls it. God created all that we see, all that we hear and all that we touch. He is truly worthy to be praised. When I consider the heavens and the works of thy finger, the moon and the stars that thou has ordained. The sun rises and is placed in just the right position day after day. The moon comes up at just the right time. The stars in the sky hang just right. The earth turns at the right rate, the right speed. When I consider the universe He has made I can’t help but be like Mahalia Jackson and cry out, ‘How great thou art’. How excellent is His name in all the earth. He created the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees and He created you and me. We are privileged to see this marvelous creation every day. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Yes, God speaks to us thru nature. He preaches to us thru creation and often we are too busy to see. Let’s take a moment and see…

We rush from one thing to another, from one meeting to another, from one good deed to another and even from one child to another and never stop. We really never stop to smell the roses, take a deep breath, be grateful for all we have or even say, “Thank you Lord for what we don’t have”. He created everything yet a baby’s cry often times cannot be heard over our adding machine, the telephone’s ring, the tea kettle’s whistle or even the scurrying of other children. We are simply too busy to notice how nature preaches sermons to our very soul and we miss hearing them. Let’s take a moment and listen…

I purchased a wind chime not long ago and the other day there was a gentle breeze. It’s the breeze that captured my attention because it hit the center of the wind chime, the little ring in the middle pushed ever so slightly on the tubes causing beautiful tones. As I listened and enjoyed the music God had created with nature I thought about what gets us moving, what floats our boats, what rocks our world and what rings our chimes. We each have something inside us that motivates, excites and sometimes just pushes us into doing what we do. Children are just like we are, motivated and ignited by an encouraging word, a little push, and a soft touch. Yesterday’s children who used to say that no one would take the time to help them, now can’t. Those who had low self-esteem, now don’t. Those who didn’t think they had anyone who cared, now do. Those who couldn’t read, now can. This happened because you took the time to ring their chime; to be that gentle breeze in their life. Continue to be a breeze and inspire music in all the ones you contact. Let’s take a moment to touch…

I don’t know if you have a relationship with God or if Jesus is your personal Lord and Savior. I do know that there is a God who created heaven and earth. I do know that there is a gentle breeze that’s blowing in your life causing music and you in turn are the breeze blowing in the lives of those you help. I pray that God is holding your chime. I pray that Jesus is the center of your joy ringing your chime. And I pray that you keep on blowing. And we will continue to hear music in the air… There must be a God somewhere.

Chonta T. A. Haynes

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