“The heavens are telling the glory of God.” (Psalm 19)
The seasons are changing. Even here, in this most serene of places, there are changes. The air is cooler at night. The days are a little shorter. There is more moisture in the air: God willing, there will be rain enough to heal the land this winter. I see the tree with its autumnal Bright Pink Blossoms. It’s blooming. The seasons are changing.
In Genesis, on the fourth day, God makes the stars, the moon and the sun “for signs and for seasons.” Each year, the seasons come and go, some “hotter than usual/wetter than usual/drier than usual/cooler than usual,” but fall always follows summer; spring always follows winter.
God’s glory is evident in the turning of the seasons; in the stars of the night sky. There is a certain serenity in knowing that God “has this.” The seasons change, climate change or no; the stars in the sky continue on their nightly course, space ships or no. Orion is in the sky, now, with the Pleiades (or Seven Sisters, or Pigs in Heaven), when in the summer, Scorpio was seen.
God “has this.” And if God “has” the seasons, and “has” the stars across the millenia…can we give Him us? Can God’s glory be evident in our own lives? Can we let God lead our lives, secure that we are His, and He “has us?” That is serenity. That is trust. That is faith. That is peace. That is God’s gracious love for us. God “has this.” “For me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Thanks, God.
Blessings, Pastor Bethany