He gives us every breath; all that we enjoy. He created us for His purposes and gives us the opportunity to glorify and enjoy Him forever--the gift of eternal life in a perfected state!
Not only that, He suffered unimaginably for us to redeem us from a fallen state where we would have been consigned to the one who hates Him and will be separated from Him forever.
There is nothing more profound, important, amazing, wondrous, critical . . . than this.
Every moment He is watching over and caring for us. Are we going to take even a minute from our daily routines, personal goals, hungry pursuits . . . to think of Him? To recall what He did and does and will do for us?
Oh if we could grasp one scintilla of His majesty and grace! Omniscient and omnipresent, He is throughout the whole universe knowing each of the millions of giant stars and planets . . . while personally aware of and down to the single tiny ladybug! He knows the count of the hairs on your head, every fish in the ocean, each and every deer running right now on all the mountains!
Omnipotent, He sustains it all as if it were but a grain in His hand, in perfect control, never surprised nor defeated but with all things working to and for His glory, which is unending!
He knows our every thought, all our grief and struggle and will bring it to a righteous, holy conclusion . . . and then a new beginning. There is nothing else but His purposes underway, yet how often do we bother to think of Him and His purposes? Instead, we are enrapt with a thousand diversions all pointing back to ourselves. Oh, if we think He might help US satisfy some desire of ours we will suddenly rush to call Him out, then once achieved quickly turn away and plunge back into the world.
Oh that we could glimpse the magnitude of what is going on here! Oh that we were not so lax and forgetful and so prone to take it all for granted!
Oh, Lord awaken us today and every day to begin realizing your glory, your magnificence! Pray, oh Lord, that we start to regularly, with increasing fervor and focus, think and feel on You and seize the gratitude and joy and love that ought attend our recalling of your Divine, Omni-wondrous benevolence!