08 July 2010

The HAA Tour: Part Four

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
"Who is this that darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?
"Now gird up your loins like a man,
And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,
Who set its measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
"On what were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
Job 38: 1-7 NASB

Whenever I get on a plane, my face immediately becomes glued to the window. I love a good view, and it doesn't get much better than a view from an airplane. Usually I find myself being impressed with all of the things that people have done. Green patchwork fields full of crops and animals, covering large stretches of land. Sprawling cities that have eaten land up with concrete. Roads that cut through the roughest of terrain. I also find myself impressed with the fact that I'm in an airplane, flying thousands of miles high in the sky.
But then something else hit me the other day, while my face was pasted to the window looking at the McDowell Mountains northeast of Phoenix. People aren't all that awesome. We didn't make the mountains or rivers or weather. And we certainly aren't in control of any of it. That is what makes me nervous and comforted at the same time. I like being in control of my life and I like making my own decisions. Just when I think I know what I'm doing, and I feel like I have a firm grip on my life, God switches things up and shows me all sorts of new things. While I like to be in control, I'm really glad that I'm not in control of my life, because really, I'm an idiot.

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