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Feeling Small

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?  Psalm 8:3–4 NIV

feeling smallWalking the shores of Lake Superior is one of my favorite things. But when I do, I find myself feeling small.

On a still day, the expanse of blue water is calming and tranquil. But my favorite time to visit the lake is when she has her “sassy pants” on. The waves churn and jump, launching spray many feet into the air. The crashing makes talking impossible. Mist fills the air, and the wind takes one’s breath away.

This lake reminds me of God’s awesome power and majesty. It reminds me to respect God and remember how small I am compared to Him.

And when I look at the stars, they seem close yet far away. The tiny pinpricks of twinkling light are actually giant suns millions of miles away. Thinking of the natural world and the splendor of the one who created me makes me feel small … very small ... even insignificant.

But God has shown me He uses little things to do big things. The tiny acorn I place into my pocket is the start of the giant oak in the forest. A tiny kernel of corn produces a stalk that grows several ears and hundreds of kernels on each ear.

God can use me too, if I am willing. I’m still small when I walk with God, but as I follow Him and do His will, I find I am not insignificant. I am made in His image and with His hand. I am different from the rest of His creation. I have a soul, and He wants to fellowship with me.

What lessons does feeling small teach you? 

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Christina Pleiman

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