How faint the whisper

Job 26:14, “And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper we hear of Him!”

The beautiful sunsets with hues of pink, red and orange; the speckled coloring of the Lilly growing in a field; thunderstorms that pound and shake our homes;the bright sparkles of light which form the constellations; the mouse who busies himself in the tall grass; the hawk who soars above; giraffes reaching high in the trees of Africa, extending their long necks; snowflakes falling quietly to the ground; the feel of wind on my face; the roaring sound of a waterfall; all of these come from God, and these are but the outer fringe of what He can do.

A bird flew directly into the window of my home as I sat studying for a sermon one Saturday afternoon. The bobwhite quail, stunned by the error of his flight, fell to the ground. I quickly went to my front yard and scooped the creation of God into my hands. The splendor of his color floored me – different hues of brown, black, grey, and white accented his head. As I stroked him, his eyes opened. His weight was nothing in my hand and with one squeeze of a fist, I could have destroyed him.

Connie got a shoe box and a soft cloth. We sat it on our front porch and just admired the little bird who fed from our feeder earlier that morning. The detail of his design amazed me; I couldn’t help but extend my hands in praise of our Creator. The bird began to stir and within 10 minutes flew from the box and out into the world, a mere “whisper of what God can do.”

What could possibly concern us that God is not powerful enough to handle? He calls the stars by name! Isaiah 40:26, “Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”

What could possibly come against us that God could not defend? Isaiah 50:9, “It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me. Who is he that will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up.”

Where could we possibly go that God cannot reach us? Isaiah 50: 2, “Was my arm too short to ransom you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? “

The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Creator of the universe loves us. Of all His creations, we are the most precious. How could we possibly doubt His ability to handle the struggles we face? Trust in Him.

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