As I ran out to the store late the other night, I was driving home and saw the most beautiful moon! It wasn’t quite full, but it was out on the horizon and enormous looking, almost yellow with clouds touching it a little. It was overwhelmingly beautiful!
I’m doing a Bible study now called “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore. The study that morning had been about how our lives are to “glorify God.” We learned more about what glory means, and one thing I learned is that “God’s glory is the way He makes Himself recognizable.” I had had that sort of prayer on my heart that morning that says, “Show me your glory, Lord.”
As I looked at the moon, the only appropriate word my mouth wanted to utter was “Glory!” Who could look at that moon and not say that it is glorious!
As I pondered it, there was a song playing on the radio that echoed my heart, and these were the words:
Powerful so powerful Your glory fills the skies Your mighty works displayed for all to see The beauty of your majesty Awakes my heart to see How marvelous, how wonderful you are. Beautiful one I love you Beautiful one I adore Beautiful one my soul must sing. You opened my eyes to your wonders anew You captured my heart with this love Because nothing on Earth is as beautiful as you
Did you hear that? “Your GLORY fills the skies”! Literally, I’m looking at this gorgeous moon in the skies and declaring GLORY and this song is playing! But the bigger message was “Nothing on earth is as beautiful as You.” The moon was glorious, but it was revealing His glory. I felt I was seeing His glory, the answer to my prayer.
I was also struck the following day that I can display His glory as I honor and obey Him and reflect Him to a watching world. By God’s power, we can demonstrate that a life filled with His Spirit and surrendered to Him changes us and is to the praise of His glory. May He strengthen us to walk in Him in such a way!
Psalm 66:2 “Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!“
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I love this! I love the moon–always have. It has always been my favorite part of creation along with the beach, second now only to Tim and our children. It is a picture to me of God's majesty and glory and I love watching it. Just contemplating Him hanging it right there–to light up the night sky just enough–all with only His words, often silences me. Thanks for sharing, C! 🙂
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