“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 (NIV)
Here is another translation of this text: How blest are those who know their need of God; the kingdom of heaven is theirs (New English Bible). This verse speaks of humility and knowing your place. Knowing that you cannot do this thing called life on your own is most of the battle!
I think it’s also a matter of perspective. On the one hand is the Creator of the entire universe. Look out into space on a Summer night or look down from a plane at 33,000 feet or study the human anatomy. The Creator made it all. All of it. Every single bit.
On the other hand is His creation. Arrogant and cocky at times. Cruel. Bitter. Angry. Striving. Restless. Rarely at peace. That’s right, the created Ones – us.
The Creator vs. His creation. We would be very wise to remind ourselves of that often. When we forget that we actually need the Creator, it’s not pretty.