Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.The Medicine of Hope (via pureblyss)
Call out greatness in others.
God cannot resist, it seems, mentioning what the mood of heaven was like at the moment of creation. “All the sons shouted for joy.” All the angels had evidently been created before the universe. And it is not hard to see why. God meant there to be an audience before the world. I am sure He said “watch This!” when He spoke the galaxies into existence. Imagine the awe and wonder that exploded among the angels. They had never seen or even imagined matter. They are all “ministering spirits” and have no material bodies as we do. When God brought material stuff into existence with all its incredible variety and utterly unheard of qualities of sight and sound and smell and touch and taste, this was totally unknown to the angels. God had made it all up. It was not like unveiling a painting made f all the colors and paints we are all familiar with. It was absolutely, totally, unimaginably new! And the response of the sons of God was to shout for joy!John Piper (The Pleasures of God)
Here’s to hoping I get to watch God create something on the new earth so I can fall over in amazement.