How we see things is a matter of perspective, and we are each limited by the experiences our lives have brought us. We simply cannot be truly objective.

But our Maker sees it all, knows every experience, and sees us - each one - with absolute clarity.

The result is love and acceptance. Open yourself now to be seen clearly, and to be loved.

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Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements — surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?"

Job 38:1-7

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No matter what kind of troubles and trials we face, God always answers us out of the whirlwind.

God reminds us in the awesomeness of things both great and small that everything and everyone has a place and a use in God’s design for creation.

From the vast nature of the universe to the wonder of tiny particles to the people and things in plain sight, when we remember the many ways God creates, we can see God at work in our world and our lives.

Our place in the sight of God is to join the stars and heavenly beings in shouting for joy.

Jeff Light

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Open my eyes Lord, so that I may see you more clearly, love you more dearly and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

Richard of Chichester, adapted

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There is a place for you,
A place where you are always safe.
It is found wherever you are,
Always within sight of the God
Who loves you,
Cares for you,
Seeks the very best for you,
And watches you

All the way home.

Jeff Light

Jeff Light is a Presbyterian minister from the Kansas City area. He is also a training manager for a non-profit organization. Jeff has a daughter in college, a son in high school, and two dogs.

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