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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sold-Out For Life, Part 1 - Crap, Beauty, & A Speck


"A person is a person, no matter how small." Horton Hears a Who

I believe in the speck.

That tiny little speck that bears the possibility of life. The possibility of an intricately weaved soul imprinted with the image of God, floating in an unseen world, knowing nothing about what is...or what could be.

What could be?

I believe in something greater than myself.

I believe in a God that knows that life is messy and being human is a raw deal in this tear-stained wasteland of sin and heartache.

I believe in a God that jumped into the mess and traded beauty for crap on our behalf. He knew something we didn't. He knew we couldn't be beautiful without Him.

He knows something else we don't know.

He knows the beauty in that speck.

That speck that can't be seen or heard or touched.

He knows.

And He knows pain and He knows fear and He knows past and He knows future.

So I trust the God who waded in the crap to free the beauty in me when He says...

He created my inmost being. He knit me together in my mother's womb. When He told me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that I was not hidden from Him when I was made in the secret place when he saw my unformed body. I believe Him when He said all my days were ordained for me before one of them even came to be (Psalm 139:13-16).

So even though the life in that speck is invisible, I am reminded that

My God

is invisible too.

And yet

I believe.


I'm also here today...figuring out how to stay on track.

Sold-Out For Life...
Part 2 - Whose Heart Do You Trust?
Part 3 - Secret Clubs
Part 4 - Would You Hold Her Hand?
Part 5 - "If you don't want an abortion, don't have one"

27 comments:

Olivia said...

Well done.

Carrie said...

I believe!!!

Jill said...

Wonderful post. Brought tears to my eyes.

Debbie said...

Amen! Beautifully done.

Amanda Jo said...

Oh, Praise Him!!! What a great post, Sarah Mae.

Denise said...

Hi Sarah Mae, saw your post on Titus 2 this morning and had to come over to visit (first time). I loved this post here this morning, what a beautiful reminder that God is always there.
Your blog is lovely, I hope to visit more.
Hugs
Denise

Anne Basso said...

Absolutely beautiful. Poetic in it's truth.

katy said...

Beautiful! Those are great thoughts to take me through the day. Loved Horton too :)

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I like the way you wove the pop culture reference into this post...well done!

JenT said...

Beautiful.

Happy said...

This post was beautifully written! Bravo!

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

so glad He jumps into the crap and makes it beautiful ;-)

God bless you today<3

Loren said...

Thanks Sarah Mae! Awesome post!

I believe and so thankful that HE sees all and knows all and only in HIM can we be all HE created us to be!

love to you

Bonita said...

Beautifully said, Sarah Mae!

MamaHen Em said...

And I, too, believe.

roadrunner201 said...

Amen.

I get so angry when I think that Merk uses aborted fetal tissue in 5 of their vaccines and then say the ends justify the means. (www.cogforlife.org)

Laura P said...

Wonderful Post!!!

I too am a believer

Kathy C. said...

That was beautifully written and point on! AMEN.

Marsha said...

You are beautiful and a wonderful blessing - can't wait to read more!

Cindy A Bultema said...

Beautiful post ~ thank you for sharing!!

Amy W said...

I wholeheartedly agree. Amazing God. Undeserving me.

thepittfamily said...

I linked to your post... http://thepittfamily.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/he-knows-the-beauty-in-that-speck/. Its beautiful!!

Under the Florida Sun said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!

Love this post!

BlueCastle said...

Amen. Beautifully written.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

AWESOME Sarah Mae, absolutly awesome!

Great application by saying that God is invisible and yet... very powerful Sarah, you rock!

Sorry I gave you such a "hard time" about teasing us on Monday and then I show up a day late!!! Horrible, I tell ya, I'm just horrible! :)

smooches,
Larie

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Beautiful thoughts!!

Beth in NC said...

Beautiful. You have such a way with words!