Feeling Small and Loved

9:31pm at 19 degrees off the Northern horizon for three minutes.

Those instructions made me climb on the roof of my house last night to look for the space shuttle Endeavoour and the International Space Station in the sky. I saw it.

Here you had a creation by man that has cost millions and millions of dollars over many, many years scooting through the sky at 17,500 mph with 13 people inside. I couldn't take my eyes off of this bright blip as it raced from horizon to horizon.

Watching it made me smile, feel small and feel loved.

I smiled with pride seeing man's ingenuity demonstrated and visible from miles and miles away.

I felt small because even with all of man's ingenuity and kajillions of dollars - it doesn't hold a candle to what are orbiting this solar system.

I felt loved knowing that God spoke the world into place and yet formed me in my mother's womb. Psalm 139.13-17 says:
"You [God] made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body. I praise you because you made me in a amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body. When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old. God, your thoughts are precious to me. They are so many!"

May you feel loved today. If you don't... feel free to come and sit on my roof and see God's love!

On the journey,
Steve Walters
Campus Pastor