Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Glory Shown Forth

Day 347 in my "Year In My Life Through Pictures" blog series

A very bright moon lights the sky tonight. You can't really tell by the picture just how bright it is, but anytime the moonlight casts shadows and you can read a newspaper by it - then it's bright.

It amazes me how God placed the moon, sun, stars and every other "thing" within the Universe. He placed each point of light to show His glory to us. Psalm 19:1 says that the heavens declare the glory of God... and I really believe that. I can set outside sometimes and just look upward at the stars. I would really like to go out in the country somewhere where there is no light pollution so that I can be even more amazed at God's handiwork. That's what He wants us to do - look at His creation and be amazed at Him, not the creation itself, but Him.

We should only be enamored with something as far as it points to God. Just as a child holding more affections for a toy that hi mother might give him than the giver of the toy can be seen as wrong, then how much more wrong is it for us to be flabbergasted by creation and not the Creator? We shouldn't. That's why I try to see God in everything, big, small, in nature, in man's gadgets, in animals, the stars, the good times and the bad times, in every time we should look to God and praise Him for His undeserved favor to us. If you are reading this right now, Christian or not, God has shown you mercy unbound! The fact that He allows you to live is astounding since you continually sin against Him.

Rest assured that one day everyone will meet Him. You will either meet Him as your Savior or you will meet Him as Judge. Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, whether they are saved or not

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