Friday, August 15, 2008

people per square foot

We human beings really tend to think that the world revolves around us.  Our news is about politics, business and crime.  Our time is spent in the marketplace, factories and shops.  Our passion is to win in sports, business and war.  We are so attracted to a people-centered life that we build very tall buildings to try to pack as many people into a small area as we can.  The Empire State Building in Manhattan occupies a piece of land about two acres in size.  About 15,000 people work there and the building shoots up a quarter mile into the sky.   Jamming 15,000 people into two acres seems a shame to me when there's so much acreage with no one to enjoy it.  But we are just drawn to each other.  Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are not the "prime movers" of the earth.  If there is a positive aspect to hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions perhaps it is their demonstration that man does not have ultimate control.  It is also comforting in our daily lives to be reminded that we don't have to "make it happen" every day.  There is a sovereign God who is holding it all together.  Rather than being the center of it all, it is good to be reminded that He is!...And more personally, He can be at the center of our lives!
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage,
         And He shall strengthen your heart,
         All you who hope in the LORD.
Rob Smith

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