Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Who Am I?

Who are we?  What are we doing here?
In all the wide universe, what is humankind's place?

We sit here in a vast cosmos, sandwiched somewhere between quarks and distant galaxies, on a single planet between viruses and blue whales, and amid all of them, I am transfixed by what we are.  Ants don't care.  Dogs don't care.  Oak trees don't care.  Neither Venus nor Mars cares.  But I do.

I look at myself, feeling the life and strength, seeing what I can do.  By simply living, I influence my world.  I mold, build, destroy.  I grow stuff and I think stuff up. I know power in all of this, flexing and moving, and the excitement at my abilities in this world grows.  My own image casts itself against the great backdrop of heaven and earth, and I cry, "I am woman!"


Then I remember:
What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?--1Corinthians 4:7

For everything I build, God first made the building materials. For everything I grow, God first made the seed.  For every thought, God provides the inspiration.  It is His.  It is all His.

Who am I in the universe?
I am the image, the flesh and blood reflection, of my Creator God.  

I walk with arms and legs that came from His very thought.  I think with a brain, a mind, modeled on His own. I manipulate a world conceived and made from nothing before time began purely from His imagination. 

And this does not make me less, it makes me more.
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them...--Genesis 1:27


  1. Hm, how 'bout that! I was just thinking some of these exact thoughts about me and creativity and my smallness in the universe yesterday! It IS a yikes when I start thinking self-important thoughts, miniscule me! Indeed, what do we have that we did not received!

  2. Isn't God amazing... What an amazing universe we live it. We are just specks but God loves us, I am his daughter... How beautiful!

  3. "And this does not make me less, it makes me more." Love this!


  4. And it's amazing and amazing and more amazing as we realize exactly what you were describing. A WHOLE pile of universes, a pile of people, place and things. AND, yet, we are intimately "one" with Him. Yep. Amazing.

  5. When I started reading, my thoughts were: We are made in His image--the rest of creation isn't. Then you brought us right to that point so beautifully!

  6. Hey girl! Visiting/following from the blog hop! Come over and visit me today! :)

    xoxo ♥ Shar