Get Into Position

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“Get into position!”

The lieutenant, the coach, or the director commands. The participants take their places – Game on!

We submit ourselves to the leader and the performance begins. Imagine if the private took the lieutenant’s position, the player desired to coach the team, or the actor chose to direct the play.  Things might not run as smoothly.

We must accept the position we have been given and submit to our leader.

A correct estimate of who He is in relation to who we are is the first step in bringing honor to His name.

He is the Creator – we are the created. He created the whole universe and then placed us tiny “ants” on this amazing planet.  Because He is big enough to create – to bring into existence from nothing – we submit ourselves to His awesome power.

None of us has such abilities.  Of course, in some small measure we create.  In His image, we are able. Michaelangelo’s David and the Sistine Chapel are masterful works of art, yet do they even come close to the reality?

Look at yourself and wonder at the function of your body.  Hold a tiny baby and look into her eyes as she searches for a connection with you.  Listen to a toddler begin to communicate and see the sparkle in his eyes as he realizes he is understood.  Humans are exceptional beings, but that’s just it, we are beings.  We are tiny “ants” in comparison to our Mighty God.

Yet, we have a problem.  We want first place.  We want to be in control.  We want the power.

We must submit.  No other position will bring honor to our Creator.  We are told He created everyone for Himself…

“…for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things were created through Him and for Him.”   ~Colossians 1:16

You were created for Him.

He is the Commander.  So when He declares, “Get into position,” obey, without hesitation, and bow the knee.

The glory is His.

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  1. “Of course, in some small measure we create. In His image, we are able. Michaelangelo’s David and the Sistine Chapel are masterful works of art, yet do they even come close to the reality?”

    This was a very good way of explaining, to me at least, the difference between the Creator and the created. Art is a gloriously creative act, probably the most glorious in all of human history.

    (“Next to writing,” said the novelist. 😉 )

    But the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel does not compare to the beauty of a single rose. The architectural marvel of The Gateway Arch, the symbol of America’s westward expansion, does not compare to vast reaches of space.

    Pretty amazing, Michelle. Thanks for getting me thinking about it once again.

    I needed that. 😉

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