28 May 2006

Consider the Heavens

One of my favorite pastimes (when I am home) is to sit in my backyard and watch the sun set. Because I live out in the country, there are fields as far as the eye can see that stretch out behind my house, meeting with a vast expanse of sky. I get the greatest pleasure just staring at the sky. Last night I watched the sun set, journal in hand, and stretched out on my driveway.

8:20 PM

Sitting on the driveway again to catch the last traces of sunlight. The sky is clear except for a few wispy clouds with traces of golden orange and pink around the edges. I love looking at the sky -- it's God's canvas on which He paints shadows and traces of His own beauty. As the sun sets deeper into the horizon, the outlines of the clouds blaze with striking color. Rays of pink shoot from behind the clouds that hug the horizon.

Watching the sun set reminded me of Psalm 8:3-4 --

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?

The sky is one of the most amazing (if not the most amazing) things God has ever created. It baffles me just to lay outside and stare at the heavens. Just think what Isaiah 34:4 will be like!

All the stars of the heavens will be dissolved and the sky rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.

9 Comments:

At 28 May, 2006 13:43, Blogger untamed said...

Wow. That's so awesome! I love the country, but don't get to see the sunsets like you do everyday. I live in the city. I only get to see them when I'm at the barn. I think God created the sunrises and sunsets to remind us of Him and His love for us. It reminds me that He controls everything and that I don't have to worry. We are all in his hands.

 
At 28 May, 2006 13:44, Blogger untamed said...

Oh yeah, my name is Stephanie =)

 
At 28 May, 2006 14:06, Blogger Carey said...

Amen, Stephanie!

 
At 28 May, 2006 14:41, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

The heavens declare the glory of the Lord. Amen.

 
At 28 May, 2006 18:26, Blogger Redeemed said...

Wow, I can't remember when was the last time I got to observe the sunset.

This reminds me, I have always wanted to visit the Montreal Planetarium, but never have. If you'd like, we can both visit when you come in August!!!!

 
At 28 May, 2006 19:31, Blogger Carey said...

Sure, whatever you want to do! Sounds fun to me!

 
At 29 May, 2006 09:37, Blogger Revelation 2:17 said...

I wish I knew how to post an audio file.
There's a fascinating sermon by James Modlish on the signs of the Zodiac that I think you'd really enjoy.

 
At 29 May, 2006 11:38, Blogger Redeemed said...

By the way Rev., Modlish is doing a revival at our church sometime in September. I don't have the exact days yet. And later in October, Pastor DeMichael is coming again.

We'll sent the tapes to Carey!!

 
At 29 May, 2006 15:22, Blogger Carey said...

Oh yes, please do!

 

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