Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Have you ever noticed the veins in a leaf that fell many months ago?  Orange and crumbly, it nearly disintegrates as you pick it up to examine its intricacy.  I'm amazed at the strength of those veins.  Though not unbreakable, they hold firm until deliberate action is taken for their breakage.  Like the rotating blade of a mower.  Or the fast-moving shoe on a child playing hide-and-seek.  Or the curious hands of an intricacy-admirer.

Someone once told me about an experience they had in Nairobi, Kenya.  There were thousands upon thousands of people in view.  Overwhelmed, he realized that each will spend eternity somewhere.  Each pair of those beautifully dark eyes that have no doubt seen what no man or woman should have to see.  Each and every. single. one. has a soul and a heart and a mind.  Each was woven separately.  Intricately. 
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb."
~Psalm 139:13~

One of the cats who live in the barn next door had kittens.  What is it about baby anythings that elicits such heart-skipping adoration?  Why do my children's voices immediately jump into that high-pitched, squeal of delight at the sight of anything baby?  Like the baby elephant at the zoo.  Or a friend's newborn.  The miracle of life for sure.  But, even more, is the mere fact that anything in miniature seems to magnify the intricacies of its larger version.  Like a baby elephant's ears.  And the kittens' adorable little paws.  And a newborn baby's teeny tiny toenails. 

I am inspired to wonder.  And to unwrap this gift that is simply not wrappable.  Because Creator-God constructed such elaborate design, how incomprehensibly amazing He Himself must be.
"Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It's way over our heads. We'll never figure it out.

Is there anyone around who can explain God?
Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do?
Anyone who has done him such a huge favor
that God has to ask his advice?

Everything comes from him;
Everything happens through him;
Everything ends up in him.
Always glory! Always praise!
Yes. Yes. Yes."  ~Romans 11:33-36

tuesdays unwrapped at cats

1 comment:

Shannan Martin said...

"I am inspired to wonder". Your wonderment is contagious!!

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