THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Wednesday 10th August 2022
It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be read.
~ Thomas Jefferson
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.
~ Titus 2:7
Thought for the Week - Jacquie Peal.
4 August 2022
John and I sat, glued to our seats, as we recently watched a television programme on the conception, construction, deployment and activation of the "James Webb" telescope.
The very idea, that we should put such an amazingly intricate piece of kit into space and then expect it to actually work, is incredible but to do it is even more amazing!
Sometimes, when confronted with the sheer size and intricacy of the universe, I find it difficult to hold on to the idea that God is both the creator of all that is and that he cares about you and me. Even more thought provoking for me is that he hears and answers prayer.
But then, when you think about it, if mere humans can conceive and create such a beautifully intricate thing as the James Webb telescope, why should we really have a problem with what God is and does?
There is a wonderful passage in Job chapters 38 and 39 where God asks Job how much he understands about creating and maintaining the world: clearly, Job cannot begin to understand, let alone do anything about, Creation but as God points out, he, God, was and is the Creator and keeper of all that is.
Humans are amazing! But if that is true, how much more amazing is God?!
Of course we find it hard to comprehend both his enormity and his closeness – we are, after all, only human. I think I will settle for believing that he did create all that is and that he does hear and answer prayer. I can't understand it but I can trust what seems to me to be the truth.
Charles Hadley.It could be a proverb, a Bible text, an anecdote, a snippet of good news…Max length 75 words.