People use different terms when they refer to death. Some of these are: passing away, biting the dust, buying the farm, and meeting my Maker. Terms like these sound easier on the ears and even sound humorous. The meeting my Maker term is interesting. Not referring to death, but I find that calling God my Maker, gives me another view of what He is like. He makes things. He makes things happen, makes things right, and makes things work together. He is my Maker.
David, in Psalm 23, referred to God as his Shepherd that caused him to have no wants...The Shepherd takes care of everything for His sheep. David said, "He makes me lie down in green pastures," making a place of tranquility. Throughout the passages of scripture, God is making things happen. Many are things we may not even notice like, "He makes my lips to laugh." That may sound simple, but when your down, it is profound. It is also written that He makes all things new. That covers everything. If we are focused on Him, His abilities, goodness, mercy, lovingkindness, and grace, we become as sheep in total reliance of Him to make things for us.
Attending recovery meetings, I have seen this take place time after time. Not just to myself, but to many people. You come to the meeting with something troubling you, and ala-ka-zam, the topic is about that very thing. God made the meeting for you personally. No coincidence, it has happened with scores of meetings I attended. I have been in church services where the sermon seemed to be directed at me. I have heard that from dozens of others as well. Do you know why? It's because it is directed to you and me! God makes that happen for our good, to help us grow into spiritual maturity, and spiritual sobriety. It is mysterious to think that God who created billions of galaxies throughout the universe would care enough to make every detail in our life happen for good when we focus on Him, our Maker. He loves to make things for us.
Now here is something we can make. We can make our lives better by making time to spend in quiet with our Maker. We can pray that He will make His favor to follow our lives, make a wall of protection around us and our children, and make our eyes to see the wonders of His creation. We can't say make us truly grateful, as people often do when praying. We are grateful or ungrateful by choice. If we choose to look into our Mysterious Maker's Word, spend time meditating on His wonders, and converse with Him regularly, He will in turn make our lives full of purpose and make us to see His mysteries in a deeper way.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all. Keith