God’s Sky à la Mode

The photo of the half-circle window above is mine. It’s in my home office.

When I pause for a few moments to reflect on something, my eyes are often drawn to that window — yes, this small half-round window instead of the large, nearly full-length window directly below it.

I think of it as my slice of God’s sky “à la mode,” and it reminds me of the verse in Psalms 57:10 (ESV):

“For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.”

This verse holds a special meaning to me because David is praising God for rescuing him from a trap set by his enemies.

“They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves.” (Psalm 57:6, ESV)

As people often say, that’s Karma.

In verse 4 of that chapter, David describes his predicament,

“My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts — the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.” (Psalm 57:4, ESV)

Have you ever felt like your soul was “in the midst of lions” and you were surrounded by people whose tongues were “sharp swords”?

I have experienced that, and I describe it in my book Wheels of Injustice.

However, it’s still happening today to all of us, if we are honest enough to admit it. Evil still lurks on the earth and tries to wear us down with quarrels, threats, name-calling, fear, persecution, and prosecutions.

But we can follow David’s lead and look to the heavens to find evidence of God’s love and faithfulness. David’s belief is solid when he says,

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!” (Psalm 57:7, ESV)

We can also praise God, assured that God is in control and His steadfast love for us reaches to the stars.

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33, KJV)

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