Chaplain’s Chat 27th April 2023
I have found that God always has a way of merging my human experiences into spiritual ones. This was definitely my experience recently. As a city gal, yet living in suburbia, I do get to enjoy looking at stars and the moon at night, especially on clear crisp nights but I know that there’s more to see. So when I have the opportunity to travel into a rural area (which meant travelling west from Sydney recently) it is an overwhelming, humbling and yet still a majestic time to be able to look up into that same sky without the impact of light pollution and just see how truly vast the stars are in the sky. Immediately Psalm 8 comes to mind, highlighting verses 1, 3 and 4.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
You have set your glory in the heavens, …
When I consider your heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have put in place,
what is humanity that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
and the words – such a time as this – still comes to mind. This is a moment in time that God is giving me to enjoy, to be reminded that even in the vastness of the universe, all of creation, I am truly just a speck, but I am a significant speck in the eyes of God. As we all are. God does care for us. For most of my life I will only see a glimpse of the majestic picture of God, but the best is yet to come. May we give thanks for these moments in time, and look forward the ultimate experience of seeing God’s total fullness.