Tuesday was an off again/on again stormy day here in the Northeast. Near dusk I went outside. The sky glowed with newly washed light, a promise of another day. Most nights, in my busyness, I miss the sunset sky. Luckily, on this day I found the right moment to go outdoors and worship God beneath His glorious sky of grey, blue and gold.
Today, searching for something beautiful to read aloud from the Bible, I came to this passage. The beauty of the passage is a perfect complement to the glorious sky.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Look up into the heavens.
Who created all the stars?
He brings them out like an army, one after another,
calling each by its name.
Because of his great power and incomparable strength,
not a single one is missing.
O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?
O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.