Behold the Works of God

God

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

The full work of God is beyond human comprehension. Humans can think about how He creates. Humans cannot know the full intricacies beyond which He wants them known.

Humans do well to be grateful for all of God's creation. Humans do well to appreciate life given by their Creator. Choices made by humans reflect if He is honored in daily decision making.

The way of the spirit is beyond human comprehension. As believers rejoice on he Feast of Pentecost each year, the sealing with the gift of the Holy Spirit at Chrismation is cause for rejoicing.

With the celebration of each Divine Liturgy, appeal is made to the Holy Spirit. Each time a person signs himself or herself with the cross, belief in the Holy Spirit is proclaimed and affirmed.

Daily life for believers is inseparable from the Holy Spirit. The gift of life involves the work of the Holy Spirit. Believers do well throughout each day to contemplate the work of the Holy Spirit.

Believers benefit when contemplating human life coming into existence. Individuals find the meaning of human life in God's Holy Church. Individuals live to the fullest when the Church is an integral part of daily life.

From before conception and after departure from life, God is the basis of life, the direction, foundation, and refuge. He opens the pathways and doors to eternal life.

When the newborn infant enter the present world, the child is welcomed into the Church in Holy Baptism. It is fitting for infants to be united with Christ.

It is fitting for believers to seek constant unity with God.

Being conscious of God every day in life requires interest in and love for Him. When He is the primary interest, all else is viewed in proper perspective.

When a believer goes astray, returning to Him is possible and advisable.

Danger to the soul exists when God is not appreciated and life is lived at variance with Christ. The condition of the soul is at risk when individuals claim personal attributes which really are gifts from God.

When pride blinds individuals to the goodness and love of God, quality of life is lessened. Peril to the soul manifests when individuals stray from the Godly path. Discipline and love of God are necessary to remain joyfully united with Him.

St. George Serbian Orthodox Church,

Carmichaels, Pennsylvania.

April 1/April 14, 2016. St. Mary of Egypt.

Father Rodney Torbic.

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