I am not a world traveler as perhaps some of you are. But, my wife and I have travelled enough to see some wonderful sights.
We have seen the majesty of the Grand Tetons rising above the plains. We stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and pondered how it was created eons ago. We have gone swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and walked in the Smoky Mountains. On many occasions, we took our children to the old swimming hole in Mountain Creek at the family farm in Tennessee. Yet, there is so much more to see and so little time.
These are truly wonderful experiences, but none can surpass the miracle of seeing our three children come into the world, grow, and become productive citizens.
Helen Keller was asked about not being able to see such worldly places and events. She reportedly said that being blind was “not half so bad as to have two good eyes and never see anything.”
Perhaps it would be helpful to devote a few minutes each day to reﬂect upon the majesty of creation and the manifold blessings in our lives. Consider Psalms 8:3, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy ﬁngers, the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained…”
I suggest that you go outside on a clear winter night, look at the night sky, and try to understand your place in the Milky Way. I bet you will be humbled and thankful that you have the opportunity to be here, to be a member of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, and to be surrounded by fellow Christian believers.