One of my favorite areas to walk is by The Saint Lawrence River. I am constantly inspired by the Master’s design of His creation around this river. The beautiful scenes of nature can be enjoyed anytime of the day, what a delight this is. I never know what to expect. Along this walkway, there are many types of birds; Black Hawks, Ospreys, Canadian Geese, and Robins to name a few. You can find some of these birds perching in the trees. The geese strut along the path; the robins sing, but the black hawks and the ospreys are flying, gliding and soaring above. They move with such graceful ease; spreading their wings appearing to float on the air. It seems they don’t have a care in the world. Although the birds in this picture are not eagles, they do give us insight about the meaning of Isaiah 40:31.
” But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” NKJV
God is telling us to wait upon Him, He will renew our strength. He will enable us to mount up, spread our wings like eagles, to fly. His strength will enable us to run and not get weary; to walk and not faint. The key is, Hewilldoit. He doesn’t want us stressing about every little thing. If you are in a hard time, a struggle or a waiting period, listen to what God is saying. Stand on His word, which is his promise to us, if He cares for the birds, how much more for you? Rest, wait, trust, mount up, glide and soar! He will renew your strength!
One Summer evening, after a cleansing rain, my husband
and I were on our way to the store. We
saw a rainbow in the sky. I had to get the picture. I was working very fast, as the rainbow was
fading as quickly as it had appeared. I
was focusing on the rainbow when I realized that the moon was in the sky as
well. It was a stunning image to behold!
I was astounded at the profound sight before me. You might be wondering why I would say it was
a profound sight. Let us look at the
Genesis 1:16-18 (NIV)
made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light
to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the
sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to
separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.”
Psalm 89:37 (NKJV)
“It shall be established forever like
Even like the faithful witness in the sky”
have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the
rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you
and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a
flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will
see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living
creatures of every kind on the earth.”
Considering these verses, think about how, in the days
of Noah, God sent the rain of judgment on the earth. While it was a rain of judgment, it brought
about a cleansing of the Earth. The healing,
cleansing rain, came along with a glorious rainbow and promise. God said He
would never again flood the whole earth and destroy all life. God is still sending rainbows today, reminding
us of His unfailing promise and love.
He created the moon for the “Nightlight” watching over
us, guiding us through the dark. The
moon has it’s nightly “Reign.” God is
still sending the moon every night, faithfully.
The clouds and darkness may hide it from our eyes at times, but it is
still there. This comes from the Creator,
who is faithful and true to His living word.
Finally, through His creation and word, how can we not believe in our
Heavenly Father? To God be the glory. We
thank you for your everlasting covenant.
This is PROFOUND!
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be your name . . . just looking up into the painting God has placed in the sky above assures me that God, our creator, is there! He is allowing a little glimpse of His majesty to shine forth. God wants us to know Him and be aware of His presence all around, we see it in all things. Romans 1:20 NKJV is a comfort to us:
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”
Remember God tells us, in His living word, in Genesis 1:1 NKJV, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” We see that His word proclaims the creation to be true. This should be a great assurance for us to grasp. Feeling down, unsure and alone, meditate on His words, and behold His glory in all you see. He is there!
“And the clouds are the dust of His feet.” Nahum 1:3 NKJV
Now gaze into the skies and see His handiwork.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 NKJV
A lighthouse is known for the light it sends out. The light guides and directs the ships on their way, warning of danger and keeping them safe. I could have used the scripture in John 8:12 NKJV, “I am the light of the world.” However, when I look at this picture many other scriptures come to mind. Psalm 1:3 NKJV, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.” Psalm 18:2 NKJV, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” These are just a few of the multitude of scriptures that could have been used. I chose Psalm 121:5 NKJV, “The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.” Looking at this picture, I see the rocks, signifying Jesus our rock and strength. The tree is firmly planted by the river of water, and the lighthouse portrays Jesus, our keeper, standing strong in the background. Even though we don’t always sense the presence of God in our daily walk, He is steadfast, like a beacon. He is watching over us, warning, guiding and directing our steps in this earthly life. The Lord is keeping us safely on the right pathway. Open your hearts and let Him keep you.
On a recent trip to Lake Placid, NY my husband, and I were blessed to have a hotel room with an amazing view. Every morning God painted a different design for us to enjoy. Each design was more stunning than the one before. The scripture that came to mind was “His mercies are new every morning.” It was so awesome to see God’s word come alive in His creation. It is The Living Word! I look for God and His truth in all things. Reflecting on how he gives us a new day, start, and another chance, is a special reminder of God’s faithfulness. Truly, he loves us and is merciful to us. Creation’s beauty offers you entrance into God’s mercies day to day. Take His fresh mercies every day and soar.
Yes, this is my Father’s world. In His creation, we see His glory everywhere! As I see the sun brightly shining, it is a reminder God is always there, faithful and true. What thoughts does this bring to you?