Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Lift up your eyes on high, and behold ..."

Roof line of cabin by day
The first weekend of our daughter's visit here with her wonderful hubby and children, we took them up to our favorite lake way up at the top of our state.  We had rented a cabin there that easily housed all of us plus our other daughter, her husband and family, and two more granddaughters.  It was a wonderful time together -- we had never done anything like that before -- and I hope eventually to share more pictures.  For now, though, I just wanted to share this simple thought from the first evening.

My husband and I were sitting in the living room by ourselves for a few minutes.  I had something on my mind -- a concern that I had tried to leave back home and was trying to leave completely in God's hands.  But still it niggled at the back of my mind, as things like that will do.

And then -- I happened to look out the windows.  The living room wall on the lake side is mostly windows (and fireplace).  The picture you see here shows some of what I saw, but not all, since the picture was taken earlier in the evening. 
The gorgeous blue color out the windows was the same but a deeper blue, of course.  And against the cobalt blue sparkled innumerable stars.

In that instant God brought these verses to my mind:

"To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
"Lift up  your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth...
"Hast thou not known?  hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding."  (Isaiah 40:25-26; 28)

God brings out that starry host by number and calls them all by name by the greatness of His might.  He is strong in power!  He is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth!  He never becomes weary!  There is no searching of His understanding!  As I pondered these thoughts in that moment, I was comforted, encouraged, and, yes, rebuked.  God is in control.  He is holding all things together.  My small concerns are very small indeed in the light of eternity, and I may safely leave them in His omnipotent, loving hands.


  1. Thanks for sharing Mrs T...very encouraging to me this evening.

  2. Arlene, you are very welcome! I am so happy to hear that these simple thoughts were an encouragement to you. How blessed we are to have the certainty that all things are in God's hands and that He will work them all for our good and His glory!


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