“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:9 NIV
Prince Edward Island’s landscape is pastoral; rolling hills, pristine forests, white sand beaches, ocean coves and the red soil have given PEI a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. There are no mountains in PEI, but lots of rolling hills. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows the island province that its highest point of land is only 152 metres – 499 feet – above sea level. That point is located at Springton, in Queen’s County.
The Bible uses some interesting comparisons – comparisons that have eternity in mind. For example, Psalm 103 tells us that as far as the east is from the west, so far has God removed our sins from us. We can measure north and south – north has a pole and so does south – exact points that have a specific distance. But there is no point that marks east or west – they are apart by infinity. Neither can we measure what Isaiah 55:9 says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” There is no way to measure up. Lie on the grass on a warm summer night and look into the night sky and you soon realize that space goes on and on and on – into infinity. It is impossible for us to grasp distances like that. We live captive within time and space – at least we think we do. Just as you can’t measure how much higher the heavens are from the earth, we can’t measure how much higher God’s thoughts are than ours, or how much loftier His actions. It reminds us how much we need Him for this life and for eternity.
These have been words from the heart.