Daily Dose, March 20 — R&R

                      When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8:3-4) I know we only included 2 verses of this Psalm. I’ll forgive you if you look it up and read the entire Psalm. It’s only 9 verses, and I’m sure you can handle it. Go ahead. Take the time. Do it. I’ll wait [silence] What are human beings that you are mindful of them? Mortals that you care for them? When I find the time to get away - to rest, relax, and be restored - I find myself drifting to a similar question. Why would the one who created everything I see choose to draw close to me? Why would God even make himself available to me? I’m only a person, and my time here is short. When I ask these questions, I always move to a place of thanksgiving. I can’t explain it, but I believe that God DOES choose to draw close to us. It doesn’t make sense, but I do believe that God makes himself available to us. There’s nothing I can do to make myself worthy of that kind of love and attention from the God who breathed everything into existence. It’s hard to feel and know that when I’m consumed with the urgency of the day-to-day, though. That’s why getting away is so important. It has the effect of re-centering our lives, our hearts, and our souls. What are human beings that you are mindful of them? Mortals that you care for them? My answer is simple: incredibly loved and blessed. --Rev. Brad Greene