The Wonder of It All

“O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”
- Psalms 40:5 NLT

I read a book a long time ago called The Ascent of Man. It is a book about all the discoveries man made throughout history, all the discoveries in math, astronomy, chemistry, and each of the sciences. Some of the discoveries caused extreme persecution for the discoverers because the new findings went against the accepted thinking of the time. At the end of the book the author made a statement that was amazing. He said that for every discovery made by man, God put all the ingredients in place when the world was created. The ingredients have always been there, it was up to man to find them and mix them in different ways. Wow! That makes my brain hurt when I think that every discovery throughout the ages and into the future was planned and thought up by God. We don't really create anything. We take what God created and combine things and ideas in ways that make them seem like new creations, but nothing in the universe is new; it has always been here. It is like a present, we find it, we unwrap it, everything is new to us, but not to the giver.    

So it is the same for our lives. God has worked out a plan for each and every person in the world. It is up to us to discover what God has planned for us. Just like a math expert or a scientist, if we search we will find something amazing in God’s plan. If we take the time to study and listen and wait for God, He will unveil his plan for you and me. Just like other discoverers, it will sometimes be scary and cause us to be mocked and ridiculed or worse, but remember at the end of our story we will have an eternity to discover all the things God has planned.

Prayer starter
O Heavenly Father, thank you for making a plan for my life. Thank you that I am not put on the earth to wander aimlessly, but instead I have a divine purpose. Allow me to see your plan and give me the courage and strength to live it out.

Dale Petrowske