Words from the Heart for Saturday April 21st, 2018
Have you ever commanded the morning to appear and caused the dawn to rise in the east?
Job 38:12 (NLT)
Commanding the Morning to Appear
What a question to be asked by the Lord who spoke the sun and moon and stars into existence! He is the one who created day and night. When the Creator Himself asked this question of His frustrated servant, Job, the message He was giving was that the One who made the day can be trusted. We are very aware that we cannot make it without the Lord.
I think most Canadians would agree that Newfoundland and Labrador does a spectacular job of promoting travel to their province. The ads on TV are amazing. And the capital city itself isn’t about to be outdone by its provincial counterparts. St. John’s advertises itself as the first place in Canada to see a sunrise. They urge visitors to head out to Cape Spear to “Face the sea and breath in the salty ocean air knowing you are seeing the sunrise before anyone else in North America.”
Life is so uncertain in our day. Thankfully, most of the time it purrs along nicely and there is a sense of routine and normalcy that keeps us on an even keel. But in the blink of an eye, something can go awry and our world is turned upside down. There is a wonderful lesson in a verse in Job, where God speaks to the suffering saint. Job 38:12 says, “Have you ever commanded the morning to appear and caused the dawn to rise in the east?” There are two things we read into this verse. First, God keeps the world running consistently. The sun comes up in the east each morning like clockwork. With all that could go wrong in our day, we can at least count on the sun coming up when it should. Our God keeps the world on track. Secondly, He speaks into the world and into our lives to keep us stable. No matter what is happening in our lives, we can count on the Lord God bringing His peace into our hearts. Take time to thank Him for both of these blessings.
These have been words from the heart.