“God is wise in heart and mighty in strength…He removes the mountains…He shakes the earth…He commands the sun…He alone spreads out the heavens…He does great things past finding out, yes wonders without number.” (From Job, chapter 9)
After another difficult day one man walked up the lane going home. He was drained. His heavy eyes struggled to look up ahead. Then he saw it – immense, beautiful, mysterious, uplifting – the moon full, the moon illuminated, the moon declaring God’s glory, the moon showing God’s handiwork, the moon speaking with God’s might, the moon ordained a universal minister. The man reminded himself of the “One who is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the garments of His strength, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” (Isaiah 63:1)
Far too often in this strength sapping hum-drum world we lose sight of His might, His awesomeness, His immensity. We grow discouraged, distressed, even disillusioned. Our heavy eyes watch our feet. Our perception of God grows small and then smaller and still smaller. He then becomes small and then smaller and still smaller to us. We lose sight of the might of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We lose sight of God’s purpose, plan, power and providence in our lives.
Will you remind yourself today and tomorrow and every day that our God is wise in heart and mighty in strength? Look up, look out, look behind, look ahead and “…according to the riches of His glory, be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)
Anyway, that’s what one man got to thinking about when he looked at the moon this evening.