I looked up into the night skies and the expanse made me feel so small, yet the God of the universe who sees me let me know that I was heard, even without my saying a word. As I quietly grieved over the darkness in the world, it’s as if I heard a whisper, “My light will never be snuffed out. I am with you. I am sovereign over the skies and have everything under control. I will bring everything to completion that I promised.”
As I gazed up again, I thought on how far the skies go. Do you ever think about it? If it ends, there’s still something more on the other side. Is this the expanse of God’s love depicted in the skies above? I filled with tears as I was overwhelmed with how far Jesus went to save my rebellious heart and His continued hand of mercy and grace that keeps making me. Do you feel awestruck by it too?
I took a deep breath as the burning fire in my heart welled up into tears on my cheeks. (Jeremiah 20:9) I thought of all my loved ones and the deep deep love of Christ for humanity. How He overcame death and darkness and secured eternity~I thought of the something more on the other side ~ how He longs to hold each one of us and take us there.
My heart was held as I let out one more sigh and interceded that more hearts would come into the Savior’s arms with each passing day.
When was the last time you gazed into the night skies? He sees you. He sees me. His light, His love, will never fade away. Even in our darkest days, even in this dark dark world. He’s on the throne. He lights up the skies to remind us. He calls out to hold us.
And I heard a trumpet. The skies opened and I was taken up into the something more. I saw Him face to face.
“He wiped my tears and welcomed me home.” (Revelation 22:1-4)
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) (that we’d have something more than we could ever ask or imagine)