After seeing video taken from drones that flew over our event, I began to think about what the world must look like from up above. Fortunately, the folks over at "Fly Boyz Blog" have provided us just such a perspective. Their web site contains a series of stunning aerial photographs that give us a high flying bird’s (or pilot's) perspective on the world we all inhabit here below.
I am reposting these pictures here today. As you look at them, hover your cursor over each photo in order to read more about the place you are viewing. (The originals can be found at: http://www.flyboyzblog.com/as-a-pilot-sees-the-world/.)
But God’s purpose in looking down is not simply to be amazed by the intricacies of His own creation. His purpose is to see something far more important. The second part of the above verse tells us why God looks down: "to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God."
The Psalmist earlier tells us what makes men and women so special in God's eyes. We are the crowning glory of His creation:
1Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?c
5You have made themd a little lower than the angelse and crowned themf with glory and honor. 6You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under theirg feet: 7all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You see, according to the Bible, of all God’s creation, only human beings were made in the image of Almighty God. Genesis 1:27 states: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." this is said of no other aspect of His creation.
Only human beings have a Divine spark within them. And thusly, only human beings, even in their rebellion, were so special to God that He would incarnate Himself as one of them and come to redeem them through His sacrificial death on a cross.
I leave you with these great truths from the eighth chapter of the Biblical Book of Proverbs. Verse 4 affirms that God, Who looks down from Heaven to see if anyone actually seeks Him as their Creator, cries out: “To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind… And what does He say? Verse 17 answers that: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me…” And why does this matter? Verses 35 and 36 tell us: “For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. But those who fail to find me harm themselves…”
When God looks down on me, I hope He sees an open and willing heart, one which gladly seeks Him. I hope He sees the same in you. If so, then what He sees is pleasing to Him. If not, then I know that what He sees no doubt breaks His heart.
SCRIPTURE SOURCE: http://www.biblehub.com/.