Sunday, February 08, 2009

Divine Declaration

He who made the Pleiades and Orion,who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night,who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-the Lord is his name...
Amos 5:9 NIV

When I was a girl I used to gaze up at the inky,black expanse of nightfall and watch a million twinkling jewels with rapt attention.And I would imagine.I would imagine that this ebony sky was a dark blanket cast over the earth.And that the glittering,dancing stars were but tiny openings,pin holes in the finely woven fabric of this blanket of darkness.And I would imagine that if I could fly,I would fly right up there and peer through one of them.And there I would see all the beauty,all the glory,all the incandescence that is heaven!The Bible says that"the heavens declare the glory of God(Psalm 19:1).They shout to us His existence,His presence,His faithfulness and His beauty.God Himself is woven into the very fabric of all He created.From the tiniest single celled organism to the vastness of His heavens.From the highest mountain peaks to the deepest ocean's caverns His presence is there.David,in Psalm 139:7-10 says"Where can I go from your spirit,where can I flee from your presence?If I go up to the heavens you are there;if I make my bed in the depths,you are there.If I rise on the wings of the dawn(I think that's a lovely word picture);if I settle on the far side of the sea,your right hand will hold me fast."There is no place where we can go that does not pulsate with His presence,His reality,His life.And that encourages me for it lets me know that no matter what I face in this mortal life and no matter where I go His presence is there.Watching over me,a part of His glorious creation as well.And,it's the same for you as well,dear reader.You too are a part of His glorious creation.And He watches over you too.No matter what.No matter where.He is there.His very creation,us included,is a divine declaration.A declaration of His presence,His power,His glory and His love for you,His child.Be encouraged child of God.
Blessings~Sharon

10 comments:

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Sharon,
Thank you for this post. We know God is with us today, yesterday and forever.
Please pray for my family. My husband is a police officer in a major city in NC. We are going through some stressful times. Thank you for encouraging me each time I read your post.
Your friend in Christ,
Bren

Denise said...

Such a reassuring thought that no matter where we go we find God.... We can never stay too far that HE isn't already there...... I love to stand out in the summer time in the dead of night and just gaze at the heavens! HE is there.........

L.L. Barkat said...

I love that childhood fantasy of yours. How marvelous... and poetic in its way.

Sharon said...

Bren:
I am glad to know you come away encouraged.Know the Father is with you and your husband both.Especially your husband as he has such a dangerous job.I have prayed for you.Please keep me posted on how things are there in NC.Love~Sharon

Sharon said...

Amen Denise! \0/ \o/ Me too!~Sharon

Sharon said...

Thank you L.L.Love~Sharon

Denise said...

Just coming by to say happy V-Day tomorrow............. You are so loved !

Denise said...

Just checking on you! Wonder how you are?

Sharon said...

Denise...thank yo so very much.I hope your day was wonderful too.You too are loved!~Sharon

Sharon said...

Denise...bless your heart for caring.I am well.I have had an awful time with dial up so I have not been able to get over here to my blog much as e-mail is enough of a chore at present.I am hoping to back on high speed internet in the future.I will try to come see you on your blog...Love~Sharon