“A God Moment”

Ecclesiastes 3:11

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.

He has also set eternity in the human heart;

yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

I came across this interesting section from: Nasa Space Place – an educational space for children https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons/en/

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This explanation has nothing majestic about it.  Does this mean that by an accident, the earth begins to have four beautiful seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter?  Let’s read this beautiful Psalm from the Bible that tells God’s hand at work in creation – Psalm 8:1-4

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.

You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—

what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?

Something as majestic as the whole universe should be created by a Majesty.  There is a divine purpose and something better – there is beginning and end instead of changelessness.

Derek Kidner explains that “there is kaleidoscopic movement of innumerable processes, each with its own character and its period of blossoming and ripening, beautiful in its time and contributing to the over-all masterpiece which is the work of one Creator.”[i]

The Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers give a clear explanation:

Life exhibits a changing succession of weeping alternating with laughing, war with peace, and so forth. For each of these God has appointed its time or season, and in its season each is good. But (people) do not recognize this; for God has put in (their) hearts an expectation and longing for abiding continuance of the same, and so (they) fail to understand the work which God does in the world.[ii]

“A God Moment” is here dedicated to those times that are so wonderful and even miraculously unexplainable that they must be from God.  Psalm 8 reflects David the shepherd boy marveling at the night sky above the hills of Bethlehem.  It was a God moment for him.  Creation speaks of God and God speaks through creation (Psalm 19:1-4).  As we live our daily lives we interact with creation and so we interact with God Himself.  Speak of precious moments of encounters with Him that He may be made known to others as the God living in your lives.

 

1 Corinthians 8:6 (NLT)

But for us, there is one God, the Father,
by whom all things were created,
and for whom we live.
And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ,
through whom all things were created,
and through whom we live.

Journeying with you …

Susan

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[1] Derek Kidner, The Message of Ecclesiastes, (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 1976), 39.

[1] https://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/3-11.htm