Wide Angle Lens
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We laid flat on our backs, our eyes adjusting to the light. Completely unaware of the dampness of the grass, our optical nerves overpowering our sense of touch by flooding our brains with magnificent data. We had climbed quite a bit father up the hill from where our cabin was. I don’t even remember looking up once on the way. Now in this moment, I couldn’t figure out how I had missed this incredible scene. The top of the hill was completely wide open, a large meadow circled on the far edges by trees. This arrangement of the terrain gave a huge, unobstructed view. Smiles stretching our skin and awe filling our hearts, we pointed out to each other each new discovery as if we were the first to ever view it.
WE WERE STAR STRUCK.
It was completely beautiful. This far up the mountain, there were no competing lights, vying for our attention. No street lamps, market signs, or even a hint of glow from a man made bulb. This was God’s light show. There were so many stars, it seemed like they must be touching each other, a fine silk glowing across the sky. It was in this moment that I considered how deep, wide, powerful, and wise God must truly be.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?
Isaiah 40:12-14 NIV
The expanse of the created Universe invites us to worship the intelligent Mastermind. All that is ever to be discovered in our world, pushing even to the furthest edges of the heavens, rests comfortably in the small of the hand of God Almighty. There is no portion of existence The Lord is not intimately familiar with, including your own. In the vastness that is the handiwork of God, you are a prized and loved work of art in His palm. Today is an opportunity to look to the heavens and praise your Creator.