6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. (Psalm 138:6 NIV)

What an amazing thought! He is the Holy One. The Exalted One. The Righteous One. He is the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords. His power is incomprehensible. His wisdom without equal. His mercies are new every morning. His love is, well, His love for you and me was put on display at a place called Calvary. I could go on and on, but all of the libraries in all the world couldn’t contain the wonders of His ways.

You would think that One as exalted, mighty, and holy wouldn’t bother with one as lowly as me. None of the descriptions used to define God could be used to describe me. Yet, the Psalmist says, “He looks kindly upon the lowly.” He looks kindly upon me. What an astounding thought! More astounding than the glamorous beauty queen choosing the “uglier-than-sin” boy that no girl would be caught dead with. More astounding than the boy who trips over his own two feet taking the place of Baryshnikov for the debut of the Nutcracker ballet. Hollywood makes millions off of stories like these, but they can’t even begin to touch the story contained in Psalm 138:6. That the King of Glory would look kindly on lowly folks like me will forever remain one of life’s great puzzles to me.

I know people who have had a brush with fame. They’ve had an opportunity to meet someone really famous and they never forgot about it for the rest of their lives. If you ask them about the encounter they will smile, their eyes dance in their head, and they can recall every detail of the encounter. I understand. I can still remember the day, no, I can remember the hour, as well as the place, when I met the Lord of Glory and my life has not been the same since that day. I haven’t had a “brush” with greatness–I’ve been swooped up in the arms of His glorious grace and mercy. I not only remember when I met Him in the past, but I continue to meet with Him each and every day.

My prayer today, Lord, is that I will stay under Your watchful gaze as I go about my day. Use me to be a blessing to those around me and to look kindly upon them as You have looked kindly upon me.

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