Gravity – Psalm 145:16
We take the law of gravity for granted. We all know that apples do not fall “up” when dislodged from a tree – only down. It seems like a no-brainer but back in the 1600’s no one had yet thought it through. There wasn’t yet a “law” of gravity. Finally, Sir Isaac Newton, the mathematical genius, defined what had been there unnoticed all along.
There is another law operating that we may be apt to take for granted: God’s blessings. Psalm 145:16 says; “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” Back up a few verses and it says; “The Lord is good to all” (Verse 9). There are so many blessings that run in the background we hardly even notice them. For instance, what if dawn only sporadically followed nighttime? Or what if air to breath was not available 24 hours a day? What if you had to tell your heart to keep pumping?
God’s blessings fall upon His creation as surely as gravity pulls objects to the earth. Just like the law of gravity, the world couldn’t survive a moment without them. Even if we never acknowledge His blessings, they will keep on flowing down anyhow. If this is so, how should we respond?
Let’s look around with wonder every day. We should not take even one blessing for granted. If the law of blessing if operating, let’s make sure the law of gratitude is too.