Vacations and moments take time to process. Perhaps it is just me, I am a slow thinker. Always have been.
We’ve been home from vacation for a week now and I am still in processing mode. We rented a home in the mountains this year instead of by the lake. Who knew all it would hold for us?
It was surely different than past rentals. Simpler. Smaller. From the time I stepped onto the property back in February, I knew it was where we should be.
There’s only one way to explain the feeling – it called deeply to my soul.
So many memories keep swirling in my mind but one has been forefront and center for days.
It was the night they called me out onto the deck, into the stillness and blackest of nights. “Look up!” they shouted. Above us was the clearest, brightest, and most distinct sky my eyes have ever beheld.
Countless stars, each twinkling. The big dipper visible in its glory.
The sky looked like a panoramic photo. Too perfect to be real and yet, there it was before us. We stood silent and in awe.
The sky and the moment have been speaking to my heart every since. I knew there was more, more than simply the wonder of it all. God had something He was wanting to say, but stayed silent, letting the memory become ingrained in my mind. Until the morning, once home from vacation, when I read this Scripture:
“The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.” (Psalm 33:6, NLT)
God’s Word and creation display His character and His power to us in ways our minds simply cannot comprehend. Omnipotently, He created everything out of nothing. He simply breathed, spoke the word, and the stars came into being without any opposition for there is no power greater than His.
In that moment on the deck, I felt small as His vastness was declared in the sky above me.
“The sovereignty of God is that golden scepter in his hand by which he will make all bow, either by his word or by his works, by his mercies or by his judgments.” (Thomas Brooks)
My heart has been bowed low by His works displayed that night, and by His Word in the days since. God is sovereign over His works and over our lives. I may not understand all the ways God works in our lives, but this I am sure, God will intervene in the lives of His people at the right moment, for He is faithful to His own.
Here’s the thing God has been speaking into my heart ever since –
He is still breathing the word, His Word –
into our lives, into our circumstances, and
bringing new life.
May we have eyes to see His countless wonders every day!