There are days when the moon feels so near, so big and beautiful. This morning was one of those times. It was hovering just over the horizon when I stepped out this morning. I was able to see it descend out of my view only to be matched by the rising of the sun in the opposite direction. The earth has rested, the earth is waking once again. It is an amazement we get to experience when we take the time to notice, to pay close attention to the work of God.
It isn’t always this way – the views are not always this vivid. There are rainy days (many rainy days) and there are foggy beginnings. That’s why it is so important we not miss it. We allow too much to pass by in the pursuit of something else. We are often looking for something different when what is right before us is magnificent. It is difficult to appreciate the goodness around us when we are constantly living in such discontent.
The Psalmist begins the writings bringing our attention to the power of God. God spoke the earth into being, as Genesis tells us. He breathed life into humanity. For the Psalmist to declare God speaks and summons the earth is a natural progression. God is still moving and creating. He is still speaking and summoning. He is still providing so many wonders to see – his power and beauty to behold.
What is right before you that you may be missing? Take a moment just to look around. God has given us some incredible sights to see – we just need to take the time to notice.
The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
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