Monday, August 5, 2013
A Magical Golden Evening
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
and rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
and its circuit to the other end;
and there is nothing hidden from its heat."
There is something magical in this golden sky.
Mystical, mysterious, glorious, marvelous.
My sensors are tuned in to a sweet melody
heard among the swaying trees, whispering secrets in my ears.
"For You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength,
and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
and sets me on my high places."
"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling."
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge."
These are just some of the thoughts that the Lord has shared with me tonight as I drank in the beauty of this magical golden evening. I thought perhaps you would enjoy them as well. One more Psalm comes to my mind to share with you:
"I will lift up my eyes to the hills~
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore."
I hope that this will give you some comforting thoughts tonight as you go to sleep.
I know it has soothed my mind and soul.
Good Night, my friend.
Peace and blessings
"Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you;
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."
(Words of Jesus, found in John 14:27)