No grand pictures today, a splattering of snow was hinted when I got up and the usual gridlock on the roads because of a bit of snow or hail. But sometimes I am not in the right place at the right time to take the right picture.
From the Sky to the moon to the smallest detail hidden within the hail and the snow sitting on a gentle layer of moss, we can see God’s glory, God’s handiwork. When we contrast it with what we make, the houses in the black and white photo we see that it in no way compares to God’s majesty. Why can’t people just see God’s voice calling through nature, through the smallest molecule in just one flake of snow.
Last night I was watching a astronomy program with my son and we were both amazed at the size of the universe and of the insignificant size of humans. The sky is vast in size and in its complexity, but even as you get to the tiniest thing that exists, instead of getting less complex things get even more complex.
22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?
When God was questioning Job about the treasures of the snow, God new the complex patterns that they are made up of because He designed them.
I have seen a lot of wonderful pictures of the night sky, of sunsets, of sunrises and heard many telling of philosophies saying that you have to be successful in life, get a better car, get a bigger house, get a wonderful job. All of these things are just that things, they are things that are only possible because of the grace of God. What seems to be lacking in many peoples lives is a recognition that God has decreed that you should have all these things so that you can bring glory to Him, but what do we do with these things?
16-19 Then he told them this story: “The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop. He talked to himself: ‘What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest.’ Then he said, ‘Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods, and I’ll say to myself, Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!’
20 “Just then God showed up and said, ‘Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods—who gets it?’
21 “That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God.”
You see God can design to the smallest detail, he designed you in your mothers womb. The barn is our body, and we need to fill it with God so that we can be transformed when we shed our skin.
I pray tonight that we look towards the smallest detail of God’s work in our lives.
I pray that we do the simplest of acts to do Gods work.
I pray that we fill our lives with God.
I pray that we all accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour tonight so that He can start to do the work in our lives that we so desperately need.