DEVOTION: Everything... Everybody

by Beth Bondurant
DEVOTION: Everything... Everybody

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) -'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."

 Every plant... every tree... every shrub... every bird of the air... every fish of the sea... every living thing... every body and face on earth was fashioned by God's hands of love.


As far as the eye can see... the ear can hear... our hands reach out to touch... God's gracious gifts surround us with possibility and promise.


 In any language ... in ceaseless avenues of ever changing diversity... God's Spirit moves in and around... above and beyond... below and within... with gracious approval and inclosure.

"How many times I wanted to put my arms around all you people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me!"


O God, it's just too much for me.  Creation and cosmos is just beyond my capability to understand.  I am but a wee spot on this planet and feel so insignificant when it comes to my being and becoming. And yet... your love for me is unconditional and for all eternity. Forgive me for doubting the gracious wonder of your compassionate potential. Humble my heart...mind... body and spirit... so I can be gathered beneath the wings of your guidance... your protection... your purpose... your incomparable passion for Everything... Everybody!

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