Deuteronomy 11:7-8 ESV 7 For your eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD that he did. 8 "You shall therefore keep the whole commandment that I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and take possession of the land that you are going over to possess.
I was recently blessed with an invitation to take a tug boat out into the middle of Fidalgo Bay, and climb up the gangway of a brand new oil tanker waiting to receive her cargo. In the bridge at the top of the tower that overlooks the entire ship, I was given a tour of all the navigational, communication, and propulsion instrumentation and gauges, complete with brand new state of the art electronic navigational charts. Multiple radar screens, GPS, and electronic charts didn’t provide an accurate understanding of the amazing view that was offered to me, when our tour guide took me up to the radar deck above the bridge. High above the bay, more than 10 stories above the water line, I was presented the most majestic picture of God’s creation: Mountains, islands, waterways and bays, and the beautiful Skagit valley were all around us, a tapestry of God’s creative personality…a billion brush strokes of majesty. I personally witnessed the great work of God from a brand new perspective. Moses reminded the Israelites that they too had witnessed the great works of God when he parted seas, provided water from rocks, manna from heaven, and divine intervention against the enemies of God’s people. Moses reminds us today, that if we train our eyes, and look in the right places, we will see God and his fingerprints... everywhere! His encouragement comes with a promise: if we acknowledge the greatness of God and do what He says to do…we will become strong, and possess every good gift and provision HE desires that we have. It all starts with God sightings; proof of his sovereignty, a demonstration of his faithfulness, a reason to believe. We are not without evidence and proof…and we certainly don’t have to crawl up to the crow’s nest of a super tanker to comprehend how big God truly is.
Father, thank you for revealing yourself to me every day; your fingerprints are everywhere!