"You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this."
~ Pslam 139:13-14
Our life can sometimes become unbalanced. It just happens. Plans change, unexpected events happen, and suddenly life can seem to become a struggle.
When I become unbalanced, life can be a real challenge. It's usually not until God manages to nudge me and remind me that there is need for balance that I finally take time to stop, reflect, and write.
It's the way that I have been made.
One of the things I wish I could manage, is the ability to share just how important our time alone in reflection, meditation, or prayer actually is for each of us.
As the Psalmist reminds, we are each uniquely made, and so our ability to process life, or deal with the daily challenges, must contain time to think.
As a child I loved to watch Winnie the Pooh when he had a problem. He would sit and to himself he would repeat, "Think. Think. Think."
Have you ever looked at a mum? The flower has petal after petal, uniquely defined and layered, so amazingly organized that it's beauty causes one to stop and look. We are among God's most amazing pieces of creation. Our gifts are infinite, and the fact that we are here, miraculous.
I am thankful that we each are unique, and that we are so amazingly created. I'm thankful that I've had this moment, where I have stopped, not to smell the roses, but to recognize just how incredible each of us are.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.