Feeling Insignificant?

This morning, as our pilot guided us into Chicago O’Hare International Airport on final approach, I looked out my window and saw two planes flying alongside us. My immediate thought was humbling: Look how small these jumbo jets appear in the sky. Now I know what it feels like to be a grain of sand on a vast expanse of beach. As big and important as I may sometimes think I am, I’m really just a speck in the vast realm of human existence.

Planes on approach into O'Hare 10.7.2013

Planes on approach into O’Hare 10.7.2013

As I considered this revelation, this passage of Scripture came to mind:

“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” ~ Matthew 10:30

Through this simple verse, God reminded me that, although I may be insignificant in the context of the world, I am not insignificant to the One who matters most. The reality of being loved by the Creator of all things, the One who saves me from my sins, is overwhelming. In that instant, God reframed my point of reference. He knows me more intimately than anyone, even myself. As we landed at O’Hare and approached our gate, I was reminded that God has joined me on this journey. He reframed my perspective on today. And for that I am so very thankful.

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