The Lord is His Name

“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land – the Lord is his name.” Amos 5:8 NIV

The full moon rising on an early spring day and a shining planet that looks like a star above the tree tops.

When we bought our property in southwest Virginia, we would go up on the weekends and ride ATV trails, hike and explore the hilly terrain. We hadn’t built the house yet and the only structure was an old hunting “cabin” (and I use that term loosely) made of OSB board. It did have a tin roof and a couple of windows but no water, no power, no anything. But we always tried to make it fun and it was great family time (no cell service).

One thing we did discover was with very little light pollution, the night sky was amazing. We would go up for the “super moon” events and for meteor showers. Always spectacular! We were not really into astronomy, but we could pick out the little and big dippers, Orion with his belt, and a few others. We went up one January for a meteor shower. We laid in the back of the pickup truck and “oohed and aahed” over each meteor that raced across the sky. Of course that was also the night we decided that a wood stove would be a necessary addition to the “cabin”.

But the one thing we always felt was the presence of our God, the Maker of the Universe, the Creator of the skies, the Almighty, the Lord, who placed each star and planet, who designed this wonderful, exciting and beautiful world for us to enjoy. Did He watch with us as the meteors sped through the atmosphere and left long glowing tails? I think He did. Thank You, Lord, for the beauty of your creation!

This week, step outside into the warm summer evening and watch the stars appear as the day darkens into night. Enjoy the light show that the Creator, the Lord is His Name, has designed just for you. Feel close to God, feel His presence, praise the work of His hands and be amazed.

I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we look to the stars and the night sky to see our God, our Lord, and marvel at His creation.

Blessings and wishing on the stars!

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