the day to accept that which we cannot comprehend.
“Look up into the heavens. Who created the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of His great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.” Isaiah 40:26 NLT
Those who have grown up in the large cities of the world cannot fully appreciate the obvious presence of God that is displayed each night as the stars are marched out and lined up across the infinite expanse of the sky. The lights, the buildings, and the pollution combine to negate much of the awesome beauty and power that stretches out before us.
But if we were to take someone from the city and place them in the middle of the desert, far from any source of man-made light; if we were to blindfold them until that moment when God had finished closing the shade to block out the sun; if we were to wait until He had marched out all of the stars and prepared His show; if we were to remove the blindfold at that moment, the look on the face of the person whose eyes were finally opened would be the look of a person who suddenly has seen the incredible power, majesty, and beauty of God.
Proof that God is real is something that many people seek their entire lives. Much like the lights, buildings, and pollution of the city, skepticism, doubt, and even fear keep us from seeing the definitive proof that is all around us.
“Look up into the heavens,” Isaiah said.
“Who” – yes, who? – “created all the stars?”
God did, and He wants us all to see them and believe in Him. He gets frustrated and angry when we ignore Him, yet He waits – patiently – for each one of us to open our eyes and see.
The “proof” that some of us seek is right in front of us. We only need to open our eyes and look up to the heavens.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson