Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 28, 2017

When Glimpsing The Works of His Hands Captivates

 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 9  “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 (ESV)

For a brief moment, our nation was not fighting but sharing and laughing together as we glimpsed a total eclipse of the sun.  It started at 1:15 pm in Oregon and stretched across the U.S. ending around 4:00 pm.  Some areas had a better view than others, but regardless for those few moments, people were amazed by the spectacular and rare astronomic event.

While I was praying this morning, my heart was stirred by the sweet reminder that while everything else around us seems to be in chaos and disunity on August 21, God showcased who He is. Whether viewers of the eclipse believe in God or not – for a brief moment America was unified in worshiping God’s glorious creation.  While the moon cast a shadow on the earth, God was orchestrating every second.  It was as if His hand stretched across our country as a great reminder of His power and sovereignty.

Don’t know about you but that sends chills down my spine.  God’s timing is impeccable. Perhaps He is gently calling us back to worshiping Him rather than opinions, preferences and people.  Perhaps He is beckoning us to pursue unity among ourselves first as believers so we can imitate Jesus to our world. Perhaps He is simply reminding us that He is still in control. And just maybe He is giving us a glimpse of His glory that always overrides the darkness that surrounds our world today.
Spectacular, amazing, incredible, breathtaking, stunning – words spoken by those who witnessed God’s handiwork dancing in the sky.  Wonder what would happen if we said the same about all His creation – you, me and everyone that fills this whole wide world?  The ones He came to save, the ones He gave His life for and those He so desperately longs to see truly  love one another.

“Father, we bow in awe of Your glorious power and beauty displayed in creation. Help us to never lose sight of how incredible You are.”

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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