Extravagant Gifts From the Sky

Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Shirley's Blog | 0 comments

We’ve been gifted

 

In the past five months, we’ve been gifted with some extravagant gifts from the sky. The first was the Solar Eclipse in August. Although we only saw 90% of the total eclipse, it was amazing. In a few moments, the warm summer sun turned into a cool evening twilight. The birds stopped their chatter and the light turned from brightness to a cool, buttery light. Soon it was over, and the soft light began to lighten with a return to a warm August afternoon.

 

Solar Eclipse, 2018

 

 

Super Moon

 

Just a few days ago, we experienced the Super Moon. “Ohhhhhh!” Was all I could say. It dominated the sky.

Super Moon 2018

 

The next morning was just as magnificent with the setting moon, gleaming in the western sky.

 

Early morning Super Moon, January 2

 

I believe God gives us these glimpses of the vastness of His creation to give us just a pinch of Who He is. I love the Psalms:

 

When I consider thy heavens,

the work of thy fingers…

which thou hast ordained;

what is man, that thou art mindful of him?

Psalm 8:3-4

David the shepherd was awestruck by the night skies. His question “what is man, that thou art mindful of him?” is comfort to me–because it reminds me that God is mindful of us. How do I know? From my own experience. He’s been there in the dark hours. In the times of joy. In the ordinary times. He provides me with the treasure of His word, the Bible so I can know Him better.

 

I like what Tozer, a mid-twentieth-century pastor and writer from Pennsylvania said about where God is:

 

God doesn’t have to ‘come’ to help us

because there isn’t any place where God is not.

A.W. Tozer

 

 

That gives me comfort. God has given us the skies to gaze at His wonder and creation. A reminder of His presence.

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