Sunday, June 28, 2009


This is a repost from a couple of years ago. It's been on my mind lately. I'm wondering how my heart has changed since then. I think it has. Not by might, that's for sure. But by the grace of God at work in me.

People have a tendency to get under my skin.

I often avoid people.

I'm talking big crowds and the like.

People are rude and pushy and selfish and they get under my skin.

Today we went to the Aquarium and it was fairly crowded. I did pretty well, though.

Except for the part where we were in the restaurant.

And some man spit.

On the floor.

In the restaurant.

Right next to our table.

People bug me.

Tonight our deer friend is lying in our backyard chewing bubble gum or something.

I was admiring him.

Shining a flashlight out there so I can see him.

I love admiring the deer and rabbits and sky and sunsets and stars and foliage, etc.

It's dark though.

So without my flashlight all I can see is the lights of the city in the distance.

As I was looking at them and thinking about how I'd much rather be looking at the creation, it occurred to me -- That Is The Creation.

Not the lights.

The people represented by the lights.

Not only that. They are the pinnacle of creation.

God's most favorite part.

The part God loves so much He sent His only son to die for it.

Those people.

God's magnificent creation.

My heart needs some help.


  1. This may be only a small comfort but I struggle with the same thing. I guess this whole free will thing gives humans the ability to be a great blessing while at the same time giving us the option to hurt each other. We can’t have one without the other. We do well to remind ourselves, as you suggest, that we are God’s magnificent creation and so dear to Him that he stopped at nothing to bring us back to Him. Even people who spit in restaurants!

  2. are an awesome friend! THAT I do know! :)

    Haven't come over here in the poppy!!! :)

  3. Occasionally, I'll ask my wife, "I wonder why God cares so much for a despicable lot as humans?" I'm glad He does, but I usually have to fake like I like humanity. Truth be told I can say, there are times when I HATE people. I am hard on people, especially Christians with holier-than-thou attitudes. All I can do is lean on Him for forgiveness and guidance, but even then, I still don't like people, in general.


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