Friday, February 5, 2016

A View

“…for [God] views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.” –Job 28:24

The narrow creek that trickles through our neighborhood flooded one autumn, and two years later the city undertook a massive landscaping project to decrease the risk of future flooding. The idea was to dig out the creek bed to make it deeper and wider. First they had to cut down most of the trees along the banks. This clearing radically altered the neighborhood. Suddenly we had a vista. We could look out as far as our eyes could see. Nothing blocked our view. Nothing blocks God’s view. When he looks out, he sees to the ends of the earth. It’s as if the tangled thickets in which we’ve lost ourselves are cleared away. As Proverbs 5:21 says, “Your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.” Although I regretted the trees, I liked walking Lexi in this wide-open, treeless expanse. I liked seeing so far. I’m grateful that my God sees so far, everything under the heavens, even me.

Dear God, Thank you for looking to the ends of the earth and seeing me. Amen

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