Words from the Heart for Wednesday January 17th, 2018
Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.”
Genesis 1:14 (NLT)
When the Lord created the world He established order. It is the enemy who delights in disturbance and chaos. The pattern of day followed by night and the changing of the seasons are confirmations that God is in control and is faithfully sustaining our lives. Great is His faithfulness!
According to the TravelSavvy website, “Part of Canada’s appeal is its four seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall – that offer changing landscapes, temperatures, climate and travel costs. The climate and intensity of these seasons vary across the country. They really brag on spring in this country, where in that one season you can enjoy cherry blossoms in BC, skiing in the Rockies, maple syrup production in southern Ontario and Quebec and the tulip festival in Ottawa.”
Here in Canada our lives are deeply affected by the seasons. It may be because the seasons change more drastically than in other parts of the world. In tropical countries, there are usually two seasons – rainy and dry. God is by nature outside of time and space. He is eternal by nature and is not limited in any way. But early on God created time, marked by days, seasons and years. Genesis 1:14 says “Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.” From the fourth day of creation, the appearance of the stars has marked the end of a day. And as the days pass, so do the seasons, and then the years. We still mark our lives by seasons and years. The consistency of the passing of time, seasons and years marks our lives. In them we see the rationality of the Creator, who created the world using the laws of science and mathematics. The mind of God is beyond human comprehension, and in His consistency, we learn to trust Him.
These have been words from the heart.