His Ways Are Far Above Our Ways

The Lord sees things and knows things in a very different way from us. He hears  everyone all the time. I have often wondered how God sees us and the world. He is not limited by time like we are. He can see the beginning and the end of a thing before it has begun. He always knows all things, he always sees all things and He is always everywhere.

I often wonder when I see a flower or something, how God sees it. Does he watch it in very slow motion . . . much slower than we see it? Or, like in time-laps photography, does he see is all happen in one beautiful burst of growth as the flower opens the seed and bursts forth through the earth and finally finds the sun and sky. Does he see it unfurling it's petals and leaves, lifting it's beautiful form up to be beheld by it's Creator?

God can see the world however He chooses to see it. Sometimes I wonder if He always sees everything in every way of seeing it.

This short video reminds me of God, of His perspective on the world, of His perspective on me, on all of us.

As you listen to the choir singing Samuel Barber's rendition of Agnus Dei, I hope you will take a moment to contemplate this moving poem and glean from it what you will. 

       In the juvescence of the year

        Came Christ the tiger---

        a disturbing thought.

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry? . . .

And what shoulder and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?.

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

- T. S. Eliot: Gerontion -  From Dorothy L. Sayers, The Mind of the Maker-