Circles of truth


I am reminded that everything is here by design.
The concentric funnels of these hosta leaves aren't an accident.
Is the heart within this chest that skips beats and forgets to feed even itself?

What makes it beat in the first place is a mystery.
I watched doctors with thirty years of hard experience try to unravel the mystery.
Try to will a heart back into beating normally, try every trick of the trade.
I know...because I saw it!...that hearts beat to the drum of the Creator,
not man.
And it is this knowledge -
the knowledge that God controls my healing, not my cardiologist -
that sends me staggering back to the Mercy Seat in prayer.

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'" Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man's design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. ~ Acts 17