“Simplicity is Profound”

The beginning signs of Autumn here in Northern Virginia has pulsated sounds within me to keep a watchful eye on the simplicity in my eye gate to understand the profound. My thought, “Simplicity is Profound.”

What do you see

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

6 thoughts on ““Simplicity is Profound”

  1. Your photo, Sara, really illustrates your scripture I think. You asked, “What do you see?”

    I see what looks like a hungry Monarch caterpillar enjoying a leaf meal. His/her very life-cycle….from egg to caterpillar to confinement in a chrysalis until finally emerging with beautiful wings that carry him/her to freedom and on to unbelievable journeys speaks to me that, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”

    1. Debi, I can’t quit shake the thought given by the psalmist, “his understanding has no limit.” Psalms 147:5 And, the writer adds so poetic in form and style, “ “The Lord is building up Jerusalem; He is gathering [together] the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow]. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our [majestic and mighty] Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is inexhaustible [infinite, boundless]. The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that for which they cry. He does not delight in the strength (military power) of the horse, Nor does He take pleasure in the legs (strength) of a man. The Lord favors those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience], Those who wait for His mercy and lovingkindness.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:2-6, 8-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬
      https://www.bible.com/1588/psa.147.2-6,8-11.amp

      It seems like it’s been years since I’ve met any one in social gatherings that admits to being on a journey to know the One the psalmist speaks of with all this knowledge and power. Yet, from the writers point of view there is a he that has power to gather the exiles and heals…I wonder when I hear of the plight of exiles today of which there are many do I even have the desire to ask Him for a fish fry dinner for them? Maybe not! A morsel from somebody’s stale bread and old worn clothing from a desire to dispose of anyway? Maybe not!

      I do see people yearning to meet a celebrity or big name politician or a preacher that wears jeans and designer shirts to look cool. Etc Etc Ok! That’s cool! But, I must find a way to include the exiles in, “give us this day our daily bread.”

      I was thinking along these lines when I watched a video of an older lady cooking cornbread. So, I made corn bread because I do love it. Then I went back to the video and she answering my question without my asking her? What to do with left over corn bread? She went outside, crumbled the bread and scattered it under a near by tress where she said her birds would come to gather soon. WOW then I remembered my Mom many moons again did the same.

      Luke 12:24 reminds us that “He’ feeds the ravens and Luke invites us to, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

  2. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬”. I just had to repost this Scripture. 🙏

  3. Matthew 6:26 gives us hope as we read the truth given in Psalms 147… the believer looks at the birds in the sky, that do not reap nor gather into the barns, and trust that the Father described in Psalms 147 will provide. … In this verse Jesus, the son of Father God tells his followers not to be anxious about food, but to rely on God just as the birds do, who are worth far less than people, yet they are fully provided for.”

    I’m often these days pausing to ponder acts of simplicity! Do you think the lady mentioned in my comment above illustrate a way God has in feeding the birds? An ambassador for Christ feeding the birds from her crumbled cornbread keeps His promises of feeding the birds! WOW! Simplicity is profound!

  4. Sara you asked, “Do you think the lady mentioned in my comment above illustrate a way God has in feeding the birds? “
    Yes, I do. Her actions remind me of this scripture you have shared often and her kindness and care seems to reflect God’s heart towards his creatures:
    “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.” Psalm 36:6 NLT

  5. Sara wrote, An ambassador for Christ feeding the birds from her crumbled cornbread keeps His promises of feeding the birds!

    This made me think of bread which I love hot out of the oven or a sandwich. My first thought was that of communion which some churches use baked loaf to take a portion ( meaning this is my body).

    Upon research I found bread is mentioned 492 times. Jesus offers spiritual bread that feeds our souls, a bread of Salvation.

    I love the story of the Greek woman who wanted Jesus to heal her daughter of demon possession which is found in Matthew 15: 21-28. Jesus said, It is not right to give the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.
    She said to Jesus, “ Yes it is Lord, even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters table. ( Dog here means when we are not part of the new covenant which says we don’t have a relationship with Jesus. Which leads us to John
    14: 6 Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by me, I am the living God.) Back to the story of the women and her daughter. Jesus said,“Women you have great faith! Your request is granted. And her daughter was healed at that moment. (We see here that that God loves everyone.)

    Let’s backtrack and go to Jesus’s birth. In research I learned that Bethlehem translates as House of Bread which means a place of life.

    Bread of Life means forgiveness and freedom.

    Deuteronomy 8: 3 says Man shall not live by bread alone , but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of theLord.

    In the Lords Prayer the Lord Jesus said of bread “Give us this day our daily bread ( provision).

    In John 6:35 “ Jesus told them, ‘ I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes on Me will never be thirsty.”

    Jesus at the Last Supper broke bread which symbolizes His broken body and His death on the cross taking on ALL our sins. Paying the prices owed for our sins.

    I hope you will exonerated an Ambassador for Christ. Feast on the living bread and film your cup until it runs over into someone else’s life for Jesus. H

    Every time eat bread and have a cup of water think upon Living Bread and Living water. Jesus Jesus nothing but Jesus, I come! 🎵

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