This video was shared with me by a friend. When I watched it, my youngest just happened to be in the room and watched with me. So, although it is lengthy, if an 8-year-old can sit through it, surely an adult can.
If you want to get to the meat of it (for the sake of time), fast-forward to 20:23 – there’s only ever going to be one you. However, I do encourage you to watch it in its entirety. It’s a vast universe and this video expresses just how small but miraculous our existence truly is.
The message in this video reminds me of the lyrics at the end of this song.
And reminds me of a writing in my Living Faith that I’m sharing in its entirety as it applies to this post; of being held together….in creation and in faith.
“The paperback Bible I use is more than 25 years old. It has a torn cover, and its spine is held together with strips of thick transparent tape. As I was working on this reflection at my computer, my Bible was perched on my desk next to me. All of a sudden: WHAM! The Bible crashed onto the floor, splitting into two parts. As I retrieved the pieces from the floor, I realized just how battered and tattered my Bible was. Then I smiled as I recalled that old proverb: ‘A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.’
I don’t claim to have my life altogether, but I believe I would be in worse shape if I didn’t read the words in this hold book every day. […..] St. Paul compares Jesus to a capstone or cornerstone in a building. He says we are the ‘household of God…held together’ by Jesus. So when we’re feeling battered, or our life is ‘in pieces,’ we turn to Jesus and say, ‘Hold me together, Jesus. I hand all the pieces of my life to you.'” – Sr. Melannie Svoboda, S.N.D.
As the writer of the above passage states, I too, don’t claim to have my life altogether. I’ll be honest in saying I don’t read the bible daily either. What I do read, though, is my Living Faith. I used to use The Bible App, however, fell away from using it. Maybe this is a good reminder to make God’s word a priority, perhaps?
I want to add, too, that I would never tell someone they need to do these things to be a Christian. We all walk our own faith path. What makes me feel closer to my faith and feel spiritually grounded may not be the same things that do that for you.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:14
And you, yes you….are fearfully and wonderfully made. As I tell my son when his insecurities creep up, “God doesn’t make mistakes.”