Saturday, February 22, 2014

common, transparent and powerful

Water and air...substances that are so common and so necessary that they are underappreciated because they are so taken for granted. For some reason as I was riding to northern Virginia yesterday the thought popped into my head that all the vehicles I saw were riding on air. That simple, clear gas that carries life to our lungs is strong enough, when compressed and contained in a tire, to hold up thousands of pounds of cars, trucks and trailers. How amazing! And water, that slips so freely over our skin in the shower has the strength to keep an aircraft carrier afloat, weighing thousands of tons.
And we, in our fragile human condition...common as we may feel we are...weak as we may truly be...when compressed by life's squeeze can push back with remarkable strength. For we have resident within our fragile frames the author of life. Before our God we are transparent as air and before our God we are as fluid and slippery as water....but, with our God within, our cup overflows and His mighty force is expressed.
Job 33:4 For the Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Rob Smith

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