The Weary and Wonderful

wonderfulThe older I get the more truth I find in an old cliché—Whatever gets your attention gets you. Some mornings, it’s my aches and pains that get my attention.

I’ve found that when my mind is full of misery, I’m mighty miserly in my praise for God.  Instead of focusing on a sore muscle or a stiff joint, I make it a point to learn from David who contemplated the splendid and wonderful things of God: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalm 139).

When was the last time you considered how “wonderfully” you are made? Here are three facts to get you started.

  • You are unique: When you were still in your mother’s womb, you developed your fingerprints when you were three months old.
  • You are a person of rhythm: At 80 beats per minute, your heart beats about 4,800 times an hour or 115,200 times a year pumping blood through the 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body.
  • You are no dimwit. When you are awake, your brain is producing enough electricity to light a lightbulb.

Each of us is unique and have a special purpose in the grand scheme of life as designed by God.

This may be what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he said: We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10); or, as The Voice says, we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives.

The Top 4 of 2015

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When WordPress sent me an email yesterday, I was surprised by the content of the message:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2015.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

There were 272 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 51 MB. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 24th with 400 views. The most popular post that day was The Book of Ralph.

According to WordPress, of the 266 articles that were posted, the top 4 were:

This will be my last post for 2015, and I want to thank each of you who have read this blog.  If you have the time, read the Top 4 again and share your thoughts with me.

I hope you experience the blessing of God’s presence in 2016, and I wish you a Happy New Year!

 

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