Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What Will My Life Magnify?

Something always comes to fill the empty places. And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me. This, this, makes me full, and I "magnify him with thanksgiving" (Psalm 69:30), and God enters the world. What will a life magnify? The world's stress cracks, the grubbiness of a day, all that is wholly wrong and terribly busted? Or God? Never is God's omnipotence and omniscience diminutive. God is not in need of magnifying by us so small, but the reverse. It's our lives that are little and we have falsely inflated self, and in thanks we decrease and the world returns right. I say thanks, and I swell with Him, and I swell the world and He stirs me, joy all afoot.          Ann Voskamp


  1. So true. Though in another sense, my church leader likes to say "We are the only version of the bible some non-believers will ever read".

    We in Him, Him in us...