Monday, December 16, 2013

What kind of filter is that?

A good friend of mine recently moved from the frozen tundra of Chicago to a house on a hill overlooking the Cumberland Plateau, just outside of Nashville.

Early one morning last week, she glanced out from the front porch and was greeted by this glorious sunrise.

It matters not your worldview.
It matters not how you process what you experience
                 or even what filter you use.
There is something incredible
                 in a sight like this,
a "stop what you are doing and drink it in"
                                    kind of awesome.

And how do you explain it?
I don't mean the measure of atmospheric particles,
         the refraction of the sun's light,
         the precise rotation of the earth,
         visible wavelengths,
         and water droplets that make up the clouds.

But where does the awe come from?

Not an explanation,
           but the exclamation that
God is,
      and He has spoken.

For thus says the LORD,
who created the heavens
(He is God!),
who formed the earth and made it
(He established it;
He did not create it a chaos,
He formed it to be inhabited!):
"I am the LORD,
           and there is no other.
I did not speak in secret,
           in a land of darkenss;
I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,
           'Seek Me in chaos.'
I the LORD speak the truth,
           I declare what is right."

                            Isaiah 45.18-19

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad I could inspire you to write of God's glory ��