One of the things I love about living in Colorado is the big sky. We couldn’t really see much of it from our house in Oregon because of the towering fir trees. Here at night our neighborhood is quite dark so we can clearly see the stars, glimmering constellations and occasionally a shooting star. I love standing in the cold air surrounded by silence while looking up at (and admiring) God’s handiwork.
Amos 5:8—The One who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the earth—Yahweh is His name.
Have you noticed that when you are in the city with lots of lights it is hard to see the stars at night? As clutter and clamor expand clarity suffers. For we who know Jesus, we can get so busy with our stuff, we miss seeing the light show above our head each night. Our worship suffers. We forget that Yahweh is His name! For those who don’t know Him, it is hard to find Him if their view is too obscured to contemplate the spectacular. It might seem a paradox but sometimes we really need the dark to see the light!
The ocean is not a random sand-crashing anomaly; it is rhythmically obedient to its Creative Designer. The stars did not haphazardly show up and twinkle with no foresight and constellations are not just random formations, God made them and placed them. When we take the time to meditate on what truly is marvelous, there really is something to think about . . . in reveration.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.—C.S. Lewis in The Joyful Christian
You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.—Saint Augustine
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)