Tuesday, August 4, 2009

unspoken truth

view from my car - 08.03.09

"God's glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. "

Psalm 19:1 (MSG)

I grew up with an innate curiosity about God. Even in my early childhood I can remember quietly whispering prayers to Him in my bedroom, petitioning Him for some sort of confirmation that He was real, wanting some sort of visible, tangible proof of His existence. Faith in something unseen did not come naturally for me as a child. I would find myself still praying that prayer almost a decade later, as a teenager. Most of what I'd learned at that point was pieced together from songs my sweet Granny had taught me or fragmented bible stories I'd learned in preschool at church.

I vividly remember one night in my pre-teen years, lying in a field outside my aunt's home in rural Pennsylvania. The field was slanted slightly, providing the perfect recline for viewing the expansive sky and starry nights. I stared up into the darkness. It was sprinkled with glittering, twinkling stars in every direction as far as the eye could see. . . and still, I whispered that old, familiar prayer, "God, show me that you are real". In the naievete and distrustful wariness of my youth, the eyes of my heart were not open and it would take another twenty years for me to see that was exactly what He was doing:

"Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing." - Isaiah 40:26

When the eyes of your heart are opened, you become burdened for others with a burning desire to pry open their eyes with your own hands, your own words... but it is something that only God can do and - as I can attest - it is in His own time and in His own way. We cannot force the eyes of others to be opened, but we can say to them "Look up & listen, for His unspoken truth is being spoken everywhere!"... and so, I say to you, LOOK UP!

"God's glory is on tour in the skies,

God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.

Madame Day holds classes every morning,

Professor Night lectures each evening.

Their words aren't heard, their voices aren't recorded,

But their silence fills the earth:

unspoken truth is spoken everywhere."

Psalm 19:1-4 (MSG)

1 comment:

  1. Very nicely stated...great imagery.

    Thanks for such a reflective post. God bless.

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