“So that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:6
I was able to “see” God in a powerful way this past weekend as I witnessed a glorious sunrise in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The beach was deserted, and the weather was cold, but my soul was filled with God’s presence, and my heart was warmed by His love.
As I sat on the beach watching the sky turn from indigo blue to an illuminated explosion of color, my heart overflowed at the faithfulness and sovereignty of the Creator. I found such comfort watching God call forth the sun just as He has every day since He spoke it into existence. In that moment, I was reminded that God is still on His throne and forever will be.
God is sovereign, powerful and faithful and nothing can ever change that. There is no disease, disaster or diabolical plot that could ever overwhelm Him. He is not surprised by the chaos and brokenness in our world. In fact, He is the One who warned us that chaos and brokenness would result from people choosing their own way over His. Yet He graciously provides refuge and strength for those who trust in Him. While I may not know what the future holds, praise God I know the One who holds the future!
As the sun rose higher in the sky, I played my favorite worship songs and let myself fully experience the moment. For those few minutes, nothing else mattered. I was not afraid of the “what if’s” or “what is to come.” It was just me with my Sovereign and Powerful King. It was so easy to “see” Him in the colors and beauty before me. I pray that He will open my eyes more to those moments; those glimpses of Him as seen in His glorious creation.
“Lord, may we SEE You in Your creation as we look to You instead of our fears.”