[The skies announce what His hands have made]
I’m pretty convinced that my mind doesn’t have a shut off switch. Sometimes I’ll even wake with something already running through my head. There have been times when I’ve tried to write these thoughts down before they vanish, but as I do, I soon discover that what I’m subconsciously writing is rather odd, and not something that I can use. While I find this amusing, it’s not very helpful!
Subconscious thought can be like that; it’s a mishmosh (fun word!) of the things that we’ve learned and the random information that we’ve accumulated throughout our day or life. It’s said that this is the brain’s way of processing information as we sleep. While our sleepy thoughts may not always amount to much, thankfully, a mind that is wide awake can be sparked to life by visual or audible inspiration and motivation. This was the case as I prepared our kitties breakfast one morning.
My thinking on this particular morning was ignited by Sheya and Jessie’s meows. I was enjoying Sheya’s voice when I began to appreciate the differences in cat’s voices. Jessie’s sweet voice is quite a bit higher than Sheya’s. I’ve also heard cats meows that are much deeper than Sheya’s precious voice.
When I think of voices, I also think of personality. Once again, every cat is very unique. I find this quite fantastic! It’s wonderful to me that God decided to give even our feline friends their own distinctive characteristics.
The Lord created each and every one of us to have our own personality and story. When we’re a part of the crowd we can add our God given tone and perspective to the conversation. Thankfully, the Lord never intended for us to be carbon copies of one another. It wasn’t His preference that we should be automatons either. Instead He created us with the ability to choose. Our personal preferences (what inspires us and motivates us), make us who we are and adds to that uniqueness.
Just as there are no two snowflakes exactly alike, even identical twins have their own minds and differences that set them apart from one another. While we may share many of the same thoughts, feelings and interests, Jesus has given us all our own voice to raise whether it’s verbally, in song or through written word. As the stars light up the night sky, we too proclaim (or announce) God’s glory, displaying the work of His hands and illuminating the dark. Let’s not hide that light. Shine brightly!
(Don’t miss the song— “A Million Lights”– after the verse!)
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” –Psalm 147:4
“The Son [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.” –Colossians 1:16
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what His hands have made.” –Psalm 19:1
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