He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing. He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. He covers the face of the full moon, spreading His clouds over it. He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness. The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at His rebuke. By His power He churned up the sea…by His breath the skies became fair… And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper we hear of Him! Job 26:7-14
I’m in the book of Job (one of my all-time favorite books in the bible) right now for my quiet time and I read these verses last week and I can’t get them out of my head. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone back and read them. Job takes just a portion of creation and describes what God amazingly did with it to the glory of His Name. The words are poetic, beautiful, full of power, and they make you want to stand up and praise the Lord at the top of your voice (at least that’s what they made me do) – and then Job drops the bomb on you and tells you that as majestic, powerful, and mighty as these things are – they are just the beginning of the majesty of our God! It’s all just a whisper! I just haven’t been able to get over it.
The painting is just a quick sunset painting I did a while back. I just stuck this painting on here because this is a painting blog and therefore felt it necessary to post a painting, but I really just wanted to share this scripture with you :).