“Listen to this, O Job;
Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.”
Can you reach the stars
pluck one from its place
hold it in your hand
put it back in its space?
Can you take an hour
make time stand still
what would you do with it
what all would you fulfill?
Can you take a drop of water
make it fill the world abroad
just one drop of liquid
to quench the thirst of all?
Can you pinch a grain of sand
or catch a snowflake from the air
keep them for eternity
without sifting and melting them?
Oh the wonders of this world
God has created for you and me
there are no words, no expressions
there’s only this one thing…
in praise to God above
for His glorious creation
made with His commanding love.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©14, October 2018
I was watching this video https://vimeo.com/260660591 when the first stanza of that poem came to mind. (Just as a side note: I love love love time relapse videos of the earth and skies.)
I’ve always been fascinated by the heavens. Especially the stars. Science class didn’t appeal much to me unless we were studying the weather or sky in some way.
The vastness makes me feel so very small. It’s like standing at the edge of the ocean and staring out at the ever expanding sea wondering, why in the world God would ever even think of me compared to all this glory?
And I know I’m not alone in these thoughts. Job seemed just as amazed in wonderment of it all.
In Job’s distress he ventured to tell His God how small he felt. And in reply, God asked Him all kinds of questions like…
Did you form the world? Can you make it do this and that? Did you create the animals? (Job 37-42).
Of course Job had to say no. But he also realized in those moments, God doesn’t do anything small. Everything God does is for a purpose whether we see that purpose or not.
Sometimes we’re so intent on finding the forest, we miss the trees. We are so consumed with our despair or circumstances, we miss what God is doing in that moment.
But, how DO we see what He is doing? Where do we look? What do we do?
First pray. Pray for God to reveal Himself to you. He has never failed to show up when I have asked Him point blank to reveal Himself to me.
Read the Word of God. Ask God to open His word up to you. And even if it is something you’ve read a hundred – thousand – gazillion times, ask Him to show you something new you’ve never seen before in that chapter.
Praise Him! Turn on some praise music and just praise Him. Whether you belt it out as loud as you can (even if others are watching from another car *wink, wink*) or you raise your hands, just enjoy him. I mean, REALLY enjoy HIM!
When we pray, read, and praise, our attitude changes and we begin to see Him. In all kinds of places and in all kinds of spaces. He is there. I promise.
One of my favorite songs from my childhood is, “He’s Everything to Me”. Do you know this little gem? I’m including it at the end. Would you close your eyes and listen to it? Sing along out loud if you know it. Praise God for His wondrous works and His love for us.
From My Heart to Yours,
P.S. Take a gander through Job 37-42 sometime this week. I know it will bless your socks off!
HERE’S THE VIDEO! HE’S EVERYTHING TO ME!