Neither the rising moon over the water nor the setting moon behind
trees in my back yard compare to the amazingly huge rosey-orange globe I saw recently as I drove home from church one night. It appeared almost to touch the ground as it had only barely come over the horizon, and the color was amazing, past my description.
I wanted to stop and stare for several minutes, then capture a picture on my phone. Because the best place to see it was in the middle of a highway intersection, I didn’t follow my impulse. If I drove to the one place I thought I might be able to photograph this marvel, by the time I got there it would appear more like the ones above.
Along with too many other wonders on earth to count, these moons simply give us a glimpse of God’s glory, which is unimaginable. But since we get a hint, wouldn’t you like to find a little more? Examples happen as we follow our daily routine. Did you find a majestic tree today, a beautiful flower, a rainbow? Those all reflect God’s glory. That’s the reason I include all the nature pictures on this blog.
Learn to see God in all kinds of natural wonders – not that we worship those but simply recognize that He made them and by their beauty, our heavenly Father gives us a tiny glimpse of His beauty and glory. We thank God for His love and the amazing beauty He shares with us, but we know these earthly signs can’t parallel the glory of the Lord God Almighty.
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1 New American Translation)