Tuesday, April 22, 2008

God of Wonders

It's 3 o'clock in the morning and my little ones and me are awake. I'm trying to rock my son Gideon in his bouncer, feed my daughter Hannah, and read at the same time. God often reveals himself in new and exciting ways at times such as these. I think that's one of the many reasons I've been blessed with children, so that I have these long late night moments. Sleeps overrated, sometimes by me...

So, I'm strolling through the blog musings of others, constantly in awe of the Christ I'm being allowed to see in others. I was on Ann Voskamp's blog, Holy Experience (an experience that blesses me every time I visit... pun intended) and I followed a link to another wonderful blog called Windscraps, and there was God's plan written in the heavens, caught in a picture.
So I'm looking at the heart of a galaxy 20,000 light years away and into my head floats a really good song:

Lord of all creation
of water earth and sky
The heavens are your Tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on high

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are Holy, Holy
The universe declares your Majesty
And you are holy holy

-God of Wonders by Third Day

Sadly, Scripture crept in second. And I had to look it up to fill in the blanks of my memory and make sure I got it right (sigh). Thank you Lord for the knowledge that I'm a work in progress that you will complete!

From the Best Book:

Ps 19:1-4
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

Even my favorite Psalm has a good verse (of course):

Ps 119:89
Your word, O LORD, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.

Even sadder than my maddening inability to recall Scripture is that the scientists who retrieved this picture from the Hubble telescope see an X.