01/08/19 – Matt 6:25 – 7:14; Psalm 8:1-9; & Proverbs 2:6-15

Psalm 8: 1 Lord, our Lord,  how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory  in the heavens.

How inspiring is it when you step outside on a clear and moonless night at this time of year and just look at the sky!  We are blessed at times to see that faint cloud-like image of the Milky Way and, very rarely, a hint of the threadlike magnificence of the northern lights.  I am humbled by tiny hint of God’s glory, particularly when I think of how many stars there are and the unfathomable distance they are from us.

Charles Spurgeon captured this emotion far better than I can when he penned: “There is much in the scenery of a nocturnal sky; to lift the soul to pious contemplation. That moon, and these stars, what are they? They are detached from the world, and they lift us above it. We feel withdrawn from the earth, and rise in lofty abstraction from this little theatre of human passions and human anxieties. The mind abandons itself to reverie, and is transferred in the ecstasy of its thought to distant and unexplored regions. It sees nature in the simplicity of her great elements, and it sees the God of nature invested with the high attributes of wisdom and majesty.

 

 

 

1 comment

  • missliz

    I know we are only commenting on the New Testament readings but I was struck by the reading in Proverbs 8. I know it was talking about wisdom but when I shut my eyes and just listened to the words spoken, I heard Jesus, who like wisdom, existed before the creation of the world. He is describing Kingdom living just as Matthew describes.

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