Thursday, July 28, 2022

Who Knows - Ordinary Days of Summer

Who else has held the oceans in his hand?
Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?
Who else knows the weight of the earth
or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale? Isaiah 40:12 NLT

Vacations in the summer often take us to places we do not live, like the beach or the mountains. 
As we gaze at these majestic creations, they can evoke various emotions. Artists paint versions of these landscapes with man made hues of blues and grays and greens. Photographs never really capture their imposing beauty. Yet, without speaking a word, these magnificent creations challenge us to wonder and to hope, bring us peace and contentment, stir our souls with possibility. Despite our inability to grasp the vastness of these creations, the Creator offers us glimpses of himself, reveals his power and strength. God is never, however, limited by our abilities.

Look up into the heavens.
Who created all the stars?
He brings them out like an army, one after another,
calling each by its name.
Because of his great power and incomparable strength,
not a single one is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NLT

One of my favorite memories is of looking up at the stars, studying the constellations with my daddy. In WWII he was a navigator and bombardier in the Air Force. Radar was not what it is today, and at night the stars provided direction. So he was well-studied in the night sky. On some summer nights we would lay on the hood of the car, leaning back on the windshield with a full sky of stars overhead. He would point out the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more. In the still of the night, I remember lying there in wordless wonder at the countless stars, the immense night sky, the vast unknown of the heavens. Scripture tells us God calls each star by name, even the billions of ones we cannot see.

Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Isaiah 40:28 NLT

What comfort to know that the Creator of all is everlasting, never grows weary like we do. In Him, we are renewed and refreshed. Even if a trip to the ocean or the mountains is not part of your summer, you can still look up! Watch the stars (and a few planets) appear, with the stars finally shining in the dark, night sky. The vastness of the heavens only begins to define God’s love for us! - dho 

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you would like me to respond to you, please leave me an email address.