Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From a Grain to a Star

At Sunday School

The teacher had explained the creation of Adam and Eve and on the following day was eliciting feedback. A little boy got up and described how Adam came out. Then a little girl stood up and continued, “Well, God created Adam and looked him over and said, ‘I think I can do better than that—and created Eve.’”

—Christopher Notes

From a Grain to a Star

I had a good laugh after reading for the first time the above story. I also got curious how children really take the lesson on creation. I was trying to remember the first time I learned about Adam and Eve as a little kid. I knew back then that God was great and full of wonders. Just to think of all His creations around us, including us and everything in us, I couldn’t help but be amazed.

As I grew up, I knew that God created me. I got comforted reading Psalm 139:13-14a“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Then one day, I would just wake up and realize that I did not know much enough about God creating each one of us. Today, Gracia and I had our first happy trip to the Community Hospital where the doctor confirmed that Gracia is five-week-and-two-days pregnant. I still can’t believe it. It feels so huge to take it all in at once and as we take it in piece by piece, we can’t help but thank God for this great blessing.

We try to imagine how our baby or babies may look like inside Gracia’s womb. We have read a small pregnancy book where it says there that as early as the first month, the heart and lungs of our babies begin to develop. It is about ¼ inch long and is about as long as a grain of rice! Isn’t that so amazing? That life starts in that very small size?

So if you are feeling depressed right now, I won’t tell you to stop feeling depressed because I acknowledge your emotions. Denying it would not resolve it. How would you solve a problem if you refuse to recognize that there is a problem in the first place, right? But I am not encouraging you either to continue feeling down. What I’m saying is that your emotions are valid and important to God.

I hope that the more you feel the weight of your problems, the more you feel the presence of God in your life. Don’t ever think you are not important. God created all of us from that size of a grain of rice! Well, yeah, Adam and Eve were exceptions and you understand that, right?

I don’t really know how you are feeling right now. I don’t know the story of your life. I don’t know what you are going through right now. But one thing I am very sure, though, that God knows you and everything about you. He wouldn’t spend His precious time creating you and just leave you alone after you’ve grown up.

Take this time to be still and listen to what God is telling you right now. God is spirit and you need to communicate to Him in spirit. Ask God to help you become more sensitive to His voice. Ask Him to guide you and I promise you, the change would not be always instant but if you remain in Him and have relationship with Him, your perspective in life would be different. You would start discovering the prince or princess He had created inside you.

Cheer up because you are His star.