Saturday, November 29, 2008
A Humble Heart
James 4:10 "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."
Today we had our first experience at the Creation Museum sponsored by Answers in Genesis in Hebron, KY. One of the first things that we chose to observe was the planetarium show. It was an astounding array that put into perspective the size of our galaxy in comparison with the entire universe. The further we got away from the Milky Way, the more our system was just a small speck in the expanse of the sky.
I had tears rolling down my face as I contemplated the vastness of God's creation, and the intricate details it took in order to sustain life on Earth, as well as the billions of stars that God spoke into existence. The Bible almost mentions the stars as an afterthought. In Genesis 1:16 it says, "God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."
For me the show was a humbling experience. Of all of the things that God created, He also chose to make me. I felt very small and insignificant. But yet, I know too how very much the Lord loves me and delights in me. If I were the only person in this world, He still would have sent Jesus to go to the cross and die for my sins. I felt so unworthy.
Later in the evening, we walked around the outside gardens. It was dark outside and the place was decorated with Christmas lights. In a few weeks they will be having a special program for the holiday. We saw dinosaurs that were lit and looked festive. As we passed the building on the highway as we left, there was a single decoration in the shape of the star that was a reminder of the one the wise men followed so many years ago.
Jesus chose to come in this world and be born in a humble stable. He chose humility when He stooped to wash His disciple's feet. He chose humility as He was crucified on the cross.
Humility is a trait that scripture encourages us to emulate. As we go into this Christmas season I want to choose to a humble life and a simple faith that brings glory and honor to God. May I be more and more like my Daddy each day.
Find a way to serve someone in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Choose a humble heart and attitude. How can you be a servant today?
Dear Lord, I praise you for creating our world. I am small and insignificant in comparison. I pray for a humble heart that will bring glory to you. Help to make me more like you. Amen.