November 3, 2019 by Kgalalelo
The month of November has begun and we are nearing the end of 2019 in less than sixty days. I have observed as I was looking at this year’s calendar that the months in which the 3rd of the month falls on a Sunday apart from this one, is February and March, quite an interesting observation indeed. As year-end approaches, let us behold the magnificence of God.
Some might have already forgotten what God has done for them since the year started and considering this possibility, let us give thanks everyday and rejoice in the goodness of God, praising Him for all He has done and all that is awaiting us remembering always that, “His mercies are new everyday” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
I was sitting in meditation one Friday evening in a trance like state having a vision of the earth circling the sun. It was a beautiful image to perceive and I was awestruck as I beheld the magnificence of the Lord.
The earth was rotating very slow, and I could clearly capture the beauty of the motion and remain in wonder. My mind began raising to every part of the world and what was happening all around. It was night time in South Africa and I was preparing to go to sleep shortly after and others I imagined were already asleep at that time, while others were enjoying the night life.
Elsewhere in the country someone was giving birth while another soul departed at the very same time, somebody else was still enduring labour pains while another was fighting for his life in hospital. It all happens at the same time while earth rotates around the sun.
Yet, in another place in the world, others are preparing to wake up while others are approaching noon. Life is happening everywhere at the same time but we are all doing different things. Some are beginning, others are in the middle of it, while others are ending. It is the beauty of time, someone is here, another there and someone else in the middle, between here and there.
While others are already having breakfast, others are hunting or fishing for their own. It is all the magnificence of God. He has made it all possible. Some are jogging while others are at the gym, and others competing in different sports for a coveted title right at this moment. There is only this one moment when everything is happening. Everyone is experiencing it now and God is juggling all the balls of life in the air and neither falls.
The clock is ticking in all parts of the world but the time on the clock varies.
While others are travelling overseas right at this moment, many others are arriving whereas others departing and it is all happening at the same time, right now. Things are happening in all parts of the world and the entire universe. The stars are sparkling in the sky somewhere in the world while the sun is shining in other parts.
We read in Genesis 1:14-19,
“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good”.
Let us behold the magnificence of the Lord, for creation itself.
When we read Genesis 1:1, it says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. The earth that had no form, God gave it form and called forth the light and separated darkness from the light, then He created day and night. Others are enjoying the day right now, whereas others the night and we switch turns to enjoy both.
The Lord created the sky, the land and seas, made it possible for us to fly in the sky by plane and manoeuvre land by either foot or other means of transportation and still gave us wisdom to navigate the sea through ships. I behold the magnificence of God.
He created all types of vegetation and what we have in this part of the world, some of it is not available in others and vice versa. I was listening to a presentation by a master’s student at the university researching about the indigenous vegetables found in his province which are not found elsewhere in the country. I realised that what he grew up eating in one part of the country, others ate something else in other parts, and that begs the question, ‘how many forms of vegetation are found in Africa alone and nowhere in the world?’. I behold the magnificence of God.
He created all kinds of creatures for the sea, land and the sky, everyone in its own habitat and provided them with readily accessible food to eat. Jesus put it eloquently when He says in Matthew 6:26-34,
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.
Wow, I’m captivated by the Word of God and beholding His magnificence as there’s no one like Him. No one can do it better than Him or even a fraction of what God has accomplished for us and this universe.
Hence, David in Psalm 24:1-2 declares,
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters”.
God is holding the keys of this entire universe. He knows where the gold is to be found, places that no man has ever looked before and the diamonds and precious stones that haven’t been discovered yet by any man.
Psalm 8:1-3 says, “Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens”.
Verse 3 says: “When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place”
I sat in meditation for a while as the glory of God was revealing itself to me. I may not fully grasp how earth revolves around the sun and the switch from day to night, all I know is that, all of it is God’s and no man can fully fathom how He does what He does.
To God alone be the Glory.
Footnote: Scriptures taken from the The Holy Bible, New King James Version, 1982: Nashville, TN, Thomas Nelson, Inc. & The ESV Global Study Bible®, ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2012 by Crossway. All rights reserved & The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ (2004). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers. he Holy Bible, Berean Study Bible, BSB Copyright ©2016, 2018 by Bible Hub Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
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