This should be a daily reminder. Perhaps even multiple times per day.
I was taking my trash can to the street last night. The darkness had set in. The sun had set in the western-southwestern sky as it makes its way toward the winter solstice. “The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it always occurs around December 21 or 22.” Did you notice that, “always occurs…” It will be the farthest south the sun will travel before turning back toward the north the very next day.
But back to the trash. As I turned back to the house, I noticed the moon in a crescent shape framed by a group of clouds. The moon light highlighted the trees around our backyard. The sounds of night creatures began to fill the air.
The tranquility of it all made me think. With all of the political turmoil in our country, the heated debates and the growing division and hatred, here was something to behold and remember. God’s world is not impacted by any of it.
The sun makes its continual journey without any impact from man. The moon goes through its phases and does its work with our tides without being effected by any of man’s doings.
God’s creatures continue to do as God created them to do without concern for the politics and arguments of men.
God is still in control. He always will be. He still laughs at men who rise up in anger against Him.
Take a break from the “man-made” and give your focus to the things made by God. Notice how well they continue to work as He designed them. It will change your perspective and calm you.