Our Daily Bread
The Maker of the Moon
[The Lord said,] “I will be their God and they will be my people.”….Jeremiah 31:33
After astronauts set the Eagle down in the Sea of Tranquility, Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He was the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Other space travelers followed, including the commander of the last Apollo mission, Gene Cernan. “There I was, and there you are, the Earth—dynamic, overwhelming, and I felt . . . it was just too beautiful to happen by accident,” Cernan said. “There has to be somebody bigger than you and bigger than me.” Even from their unique view in deep space, these men understood their smallness in comparison to the vastness of the universe.
The prophet Jeremiah also considered the immensity of God as Creator and Sustainer of the earth and beyond. The Maker of all promised to reveal Himself intimately as He offered His people love, forgiveness, and hope (Jeremiah 31:33-34). Jeremiah affirms God’s enormity as He who “appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night” (v. 35). Our Creator and Lord Almighty will reign above all as He works to redeem all of His people (vv. 36-37).
We’ll never finish exploring the immeasurable vastness of the heavens and depths of the earth’s foundations. But we can stand in awe at the complexity of the universe and trust the maker of the moon—and everything else.
By Xochitl Dixon
REFLECT & PRAY: Creator and Sustainer of all, thanks for inviting us to know You and trust You today and forever.
Credit: Our Daily Bread
What’s normal for the two of you today? I think it is interesting that I have said so many times, “I know I need to slow down.” Yet, I never did. Nancy and I always spend a lot of time together, but much of it is on the go.
During the past couple of months, we have probably spent more quality time together than at any time in our marriage. A lot of our “go to” places and things have been unavailable. Our normal has changed and I think we have too. It has given us a chance to stop and evaluate our lives together. Coming out of this era of our lives, we want our new “new normal” to be a blending of our old normal and our Covid-19 normal. I think we will be more selective of what we say “yes” to. I think we will be much more aware of when our lives are getting out of balance. I think we have gotten our priorities where they need to be. What about you? Your One Thing today is to take time together to define your new, new normal!
Today’s One Thing: Today, take time together to define your new “new normal!”
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