This morning I was thinking about how powerful, creative and brilliant God is. Incredibly, He has all of the planets and stars in the universe suspended in space. I then began to think about gravity. In our solar system God put the planets in motion around the sun. Everything is designed to be in constant motion. Free from anything to slow it down.
However, once inside our earth's atmosphere gravity kicks in. So even though everything we can see in the sky is freely moving the way God intended, everything we attempt to do is met with resistance. Gravity is the invisible force that we struggle against our whole lives, sometimes more than others.
Because I have ALS my husband has to transfer me to my bed, wheelchair and commode and back again every day. Realistically it would be awesome if the pull of gravity was that of the planet Mercury, or better yet the moon. The struggle to help me up is real. Without Lou's help I wouldn't be able to do anything..
So I wonder if even gravity is designed to help demonstrate our need for God ? The physical struggles with gravity cause emotional frustration, pain, grief, and despair. We wish that everything in life didn't require maximum effort. However, this is where God comes in. He is not restricted or affected by gravity. He is able to lift, hold, carry, and strengthen us so we can stand. If not physically then emotionally and spiritually.
Gravity by definition is... "an invisible force that pulls objects toward each other. Earth's gravity is what keeps you on the ground and what makes things fall"...
It is keeping us bound to the world. What God offers us, through salvation in Jesus, is freedom from this world. Not only when we die and go to heaven, but here and now. With God all things are possible! God is able to lift us up and hold our hearts so we can embrace His perfect will for us.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.