When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. ~ Psalm 8:3-5
The picture is our favorite summer holiday place.
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.”
My wife Carol took the bus to Kamloops a week ago Monday to sit the grandkids for a few days. She observed the vacation traffic returning to the Coast on the Coquihalla trying to squeeze through the one lane area where bridges washed out this winter. She said that traffic was backed up toward Merritt for 15 kilometres!
After two years of being forced to stay in our basements, EVERYONE wants to go – somewhere! Travel is up like never before, and at this time of year, so many are camping in the forest, sitting by the lake, or hiking in the mountains. How refreshing – and what an opportunity to hear straight from God! To get away from the claptrap of modern fads force-fed us by media – to become elemental for a while – to look at the stars and think about who we are. God is always speaking through His creation. Psalm 19 says that the heavens pour forth speech about the glory of God. Is there a better time for Canadians to have a fresh encounter with God?? For you to have a fresh encounter with Him? What might the Lord have to say to you this beautiful July?
“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” vs 9.
This weekend in normal times would have been the Southern Gospel celebration in Red Deer – three days of Christian music. One of covid’s cruelties has been the cessation of this great event. I am missing being the chapel speaker to the eager crowd that gathered. So I enclose my favorite southern gospel song – recorded by the Hoppers a few years ago on site at the Tower of David in Old Jerusalem. Have a listen!
Pastor Leon Throness