The LORD woke me early this morning. I needed to spend time with Him. Life has been chaotic lately and quietness in body and soul have been sporadic. I felt Him beckon me out to see the stars. They were AMAZING! The sky was a pitch black background for a million (or more) little pin pricks of light. Some were so bright that they looked like I could reach up and touch them! The moon was a sliver, hanging heavy in the eastern sky and I could see 180 degrees of sky! The constellations were jumping out at me like I was sitting in a planetarium - only brighter! I kept turning around and delighting in each new vantage point. I can't remember ever having a moment quite like it - when something in me almost expected to hear His audible voice! I even woke each member of my family to come out and see the vast display. Each one said, "Wow!" "Awesome!" "Oooh!" It was completely AWESOME!
I poured my coffee and sat in my "spot" with the Lord. I enjoyed my morning readings in the Psalms but my mind kept picturing the (I can't seem to grasp an appropriate adjective) dazzling display! I went outside again... Just the tiniest tinge of pink starting to mark the horizon of the eastern sky... The words of Job 38 began running through my mind...
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. (I don't, LORD) Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together... Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth...Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? (I could go on and on - each time the answer was "No")
Then the LORD brought to mind, "then why do you keep leaning on your own understanding?" I have no idea. It makes no sense to me now. The God of the Universe - Whose fingers placed the stars and the moon into place (Psalm 8:3), Who manages the paths of billions of stars and they never collide, is mindful of me and what I will face this day. Certainly HE IS ABLE! I choose (anew) to trust Him!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart (even all of my emotion) and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. (just like He does the stars) Proverbs 3:5-6