Thursday, March 29, 2012

THE HEAVENS DECLARE HIS GLORY

Early this morning as I gazed out across our lake toward the eastern horizon, I quickly became aware of the stillness of the moment.

The usual spring breezes seemed to be holding their breath, allowing the water’s surface to appear smooth as glass. The tall trees that hugged the distant shoreline were casting their shadowy images down onto the still water as if they were bowing in submission. Even the birds were silent this morning – perhaps quietly anticipating the glorious spectacle about to unfold.

My eyes were drawn to the skies above those tree tops, where intricate cloud formations were perfectly positioned and ready to participate in the dawning of a gorgeous new day.

Then, slowly at first, emerging rays of sunlight began to fill the empty irregular spaces between the clouds - much like new-found pieces added to a jigsaw puzzle. Within minutes the sky above the horizon was transformed from its cloak of gray into a blazing color of breath-taking beauty. It was as if God had poured out vessels of liquid gold from heaven’s storehouse.

As the precious heavenly color flowed its brilliance into the sky, forming a curtain of golden hues behind the clouds, the Master Painter with brush in hand blended His new day’s creation into a masterpiece of perfection. The awesome picture that filled the eastern sky also projected itself as a mirror image reflection down onto the lake surface below.

That magnificent scene had only been displayed for a few minutes before being gently pushed aside by the light of the on-coming day. However, the message was very clear. In that short span of time, I was truly humbled, privileged, and blest to witness a silent, but eloquent, symphony to the power, glory, and majesty of the Creator.

Psalm 19:1 NIV
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.



Don

3 comments:

Mid Stutsman said...

Thank you, Don! Breath taking imagery !! God is showing His love even to a disobedient and rebellious land. May His mercy shine brightly on those who love Him!!

Anne Warden said...

Each time we witness such awesome handiwork, it seems that YHVH, in his divine creativity is silently calling to us, "Wake up, people. See Who I truly AM and come to Me." And He calls not only the lost, but also the saved (especially them) who have gone to sleep with their oil lamps dry.

I cannot help but go to Micah 6:6-8. "What can we bring to the Lord to make up for what we've done? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer Him thousands of rams and tens of thousands of rivers of olive oil? Would that please the Lord? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for the sins of our souls? Would that make Him glad? No, O people, the Lord has already told you what is good, and this is what He requires: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." The CJB says: ". . . to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God." Appropriately, each glorious sunrise (and sunset) is part of YHVH's majestic wake-up call - His declaration of Himself.

Don said...

Thank you, Mid and Anne! Amen to your great comments.

Yes Anne, His wake-up calls are all around us if we look for them. He only asks that we humbly serve Him, and give all honor and glory to His holy Name.

Don

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