Sunday, November 18, 2018

Another Invisible Infrastructure


God is mindful of us. He focuses his full attention on us. He loves us.

A while ago I wrote a blog entry about the loss of an “invisible infrastructure” of the prayers and thoughts I knew my dad and mom had created for me. Today I was thinking that the thoughts and prayers of my parents may be gone (although we have no way of knowing how things like that work for those who have passed away), but we do have the infrastructure formed by God’s thoughts and care.

In Psalm 8, the writer says,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
   human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
   and crowned them with glory and honor.

“Mindful” is a popular word right now. I use it often myself, as I try to be mindful of the present, mindful of what I’m eating, mindful of my thoughts and words. Various dictionaries say mindful means paying close attention to or being especially conscious of something; bearing in mind; attentive to; a technique in which one focuses one's full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.

God is mindful of us. He focuses his full attention on us; he pays close attention to us.

I often think of Psalm 8 when I am taking off in an airplane, watching the people, buildings, and land become tinier and tinier. Here we are, so small, and God is so huge. Yet he pays full attention to us. He cares what happens to us. He gives us the world to live in, take care of, and enjoy. He loves us.

Lord, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
   in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
   you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
   to silence the foe and the avenger.
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?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
   and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
   you put everything under their care:
all flocks and herds,
   and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
   and the fish in the sea,
   all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth! -- Psalm 8

What can I pray for you?

love and blessings,

Mavis
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