He Who Made the Heavens with Skill

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Early yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time, God moved the earth and the sun and the moon into just the right position for a total lunar eclipse. As the sun moved behind the earth, sunlight beamed around it. As that light passed through earth’s atmosphere, the red light of the spectrum shown on the moon turning it into a red-orange “blood moon.”

Ray and I crawled out of bed to watch what God was doing. Our home has a small porch just outside our upstairs room. From this high vantage point, we looked west as God lined earth up with the “greater light that rules the day” and the “lesser light that rules the night.”

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I don’t know diddly about night photography, so my camera did not pick up the faint outlines of trees in the front yard, the hill behind the pasture, the fog rising from the river. God is so very busy taking care of so many things.

Last year I sat on this same porch watching the rain fall and the wind move the leaves of the trees. As I watched what was happening around me, I realized that I had no control over any of it. Praise God that He does. There is a peace in knowing that we can entrust everyone we love to our gentle and wise heavenly Father Who takes care of the vast universe, Who loves our loved ones more than we do, and Who loves us that much, too.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who made the heavens with skill,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
To Him who made the great lights,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting:
The sun to rule by day,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
The moon and stars to rule by night,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 136:3-9

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  1. Thank you for the reminder this morning. We live in a mountain community with threats like rattlesnakes, mountain lions and bears. Not to mention a home surrounded by black widows (something we inherited from the previous occupants). I’m daily faced with the reality that only God is sovereign. I’d be a mess if I didn’t trust in Him. But sometimes its a challenge to apply that outside of my immediate environment and I forget that He controls things like extended family members and situations for whom I am concerned and praying. All for His glory.

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