My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Thursday, May 24, 2012
To Him who made the great lights!
To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
(Psalms 136:7 NASB)
The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
(Psalms 136:8 NASB)
The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
(Psalms 136:9 NASB)
This is a psalm of praise and thanksgiving for what God has done in
the life of his people. There are times when God does things that
leave us rather speechless. Here the Psalmist thanks God for creating
the great lights! What are they? The sun, the moon and the stars which
are in the sky. These are the great lights of God which are a daily
reminder of the everlasting lovingkindness of God.
Does God ever leave us speechless? When we stop to think about the
things that God has done for us, are we left wondering how in the world
we can even express his love to others. This phrase, "the great
lights" is fascinating. Even today, when we have amazing technology we
can do nothing that would even come close to creating the kind of light
that God does. All of our lights are miniscule compared to that of the
sun. Even within the small space of a home we cannot create the kind of
light which God does, that filters through our windows and lights every
nook and cranny. We all know how dirty our house looks on a really
Probably our greatest attempt at replicating the work of God in terms
of lighting is what we do at a large sports arena. And yet -- no
matter what we do as humans, we will never match what God has done in
creating the "great lights." As we look at the "great lights" on a
daily basis, they are a reminder that the God who created them is the
same God who loves and cares for you and me. He wants us to know that
he loves us and wants to care for us.
What has God done for us today which is beyond description?
Lord, thank you for your lovingkindness and care for me on a daily
basis. There aren't enough words to thank you for all that you have
done for us. Please, just help me to be faithful every single day and
may I not miss seeing your hand working in the world. Amen.