Finding Perspective

If there was one thing, over my almost nineteen years, that never got old during my Navy career was the chance to gain a better perspective of God’s creation. Every time I was out to sea the clutter of the world dimmed and God’s glory and might was visible in all its its splendor.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class C. A. Hawley
Photo by Len Sneed

When I was out to sea I saw the glory of God shining in the stars he so expertly placed in the sky as he created our world. I felt his power and might when I was rocked around by the power of the sea. My description of this experience pails in comparison to seeing God’s glory. Some might even consider this a mountain top experience. It really gives one true perspective of God’s majesty.

Today, I started a book by Francis Chan called “Crazy Love”, in which he gives perspective of God’s glory. In the first chapter of his book, Chan really puts into perspective how big God is, and how little we are.

We read in Psalms “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Psalms 19: 1-4 NIV).

There is no doubt how awesome our creator is. I have seen it out to sea. We hear it when in an approaching thunderstorm. We smell it when we walk through a rose garden.

Here is the thing, we might not be able to fully comprehend the glory and might of God, but we don’t have to. God does not ask us to comprehend his might. He created us to worship him. We do not have to know why he, or how he put the world in motion. He just wants us to praise him. “the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.” (Isaiah‬ ‭43:21‬ NIV).

I pray that you will take the time to just examine the glory of God in his creation that surrounds you. Do not try the explain, or understand his intentions. Just take time to see the glory of God around you, and praise his name.

God Bless!!!

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