Wed., Jan. 12/22
I looked up out the passenger seat window as my wife backed the car out from our garage. “Look! — A heart” I said, pointing to above our neighbour’s eaves. Sure enough… there it was. How it got there I do not know, but carefully carved in the overnight snow was this lovely frosty form.
We went about our business for the day, which for a time included being parked waiting at a roadside. Then I saw the second one! Again, looking up and out through the passenger side window. This one appeared up high in a tree, a shape formed by possibly the only leaves left.
Twice now I had been still, looked up, and noticed messages that had been there all the while… been there long before my looking… long before my discovery of them.
David, must have looked up often as he shepherded his sheep. His discovery he put to song,
“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 reveal knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1).
Paul testified to just how long indeed God’s messages have been there… waiting on individuals to be still… to look up… to take notice,
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Rom. 1:20).
Korah, was a descendant of Levi the son of Jacob. In Numbers 16 we read of how he gathered 249 others and led a rebellion against Moses. As a consequence fire from heaven consumed them followed by a plague which slew a further 14,700 men who complained at this punishment.
Years later descendants of this Korah chose not to follow his rebellious ways. They learned to listen to the love of God instead. Eleven of the Psalms were written by these men. Among them was Psalm 46 where we read “Be still, and know that I am God,”
Seems to me the older I get the more I seek stillness. To be still… to look up… to take notice.
How do you choose to live this day?