Thursday, 6 December 2012

Just A Thought

This is just a thought on how the Lord reveals himself to all of us. Have you ever just laid down and looked directly up, staring at the face of the evening sky? You know, the one directly after the sunset, filled with darker and darker shades of midnight blue originating from a lighted crescent on the horizon, a gentle reminder of the sun's former residence?
I just did that, on top of this hill in the middle of nowhere on the TN-AL border, surrounded by nothing except brush, deer, and coyotes. The sky was as a newly conceived child, a miracle and not yet developed, as the stars were just beginning to reveal their faces--so few that one could number them upon one hand.
All this, and I came to this conclusion...we're too busy. Too busy looking down at the concrete fast track to material wealth or forward at the dreams we've crafted with our own hands that we forget.
We forget our Creator though we are admonished to "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not..." (Ecclesiastes 12:1). We, myself foremost, forget that, sometimes, our effort is not necessary nor desired in the things that pertain to God alone. We do not always need to be in control. Sometimes, we are just required to "Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day" (Exodus 14:13).
The heavens surely declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork (Psalms 19:1) and, even by just looking at the sky, we can see that "From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised" (Psalms 113:3).
So, today, you can say that my laying down on my back on top of this country hill after sunset was time well spent. 

Written by: Oneil Grant.

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