I cannot see the vastness of the panorama before me as the sun slips away from my limited view. But I can sense the awesomeness of the divine demonstration of the Creator’s handiwork. I can understand the stunned cry of the Psalmist, startled by God’s marvelous works, “What is man that You are mindful of him ?” David could only exclaim, “O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth !”
Now, the picture above is from the opposite end of the sun’s journey--- actually, its beginning. As our son David takes his early morning walk with his dogs and camera, he records life along the shore. Such majesty as the dawn presents when it envelopes the ocean must have led Browning to pen Pippa’s exclamation, “God’s in His heaven. All’s right with the world.” But it isn’t. Our world today sees unspeakable cruelty in Nigeria, horror in Nepal, terror in Syria, fear in Sudan, corruption in Rhodesia, suffering in Libya, unreasoning crime in America.
What are we to do in the face of such tumult? When God revealed to Daniel woes yet to come, He assured him “that which is determined shall be done.” (Daniel 11:36b KJV) We also must know that God controls in the affairs of men and nations. His eternal plan will be fulfilled. We must trust Him. In the meantime, we serve Him, praise Him and bless His holy name.
“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens!” --- Psalms 8:1 KJV