I love traveling, especially by plane. As I flew across Louisiana, Arkansas and entered Missouri, I was amazed (as I always am) by the view of both the landscape and the heavens from such an altitude.
Take off and landing are always thrilling, and soaring through the skies and looking down to pillows of clouds always puts me in awe.
As I watched a magnificent sunset from the air I found myself saying out loud "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world" from Psalm 19.
I tried for a moment to understand how anyone being surrounded by such glory could doubt the presence of a wonderful Creator. I considered the logic of thinking that all of this just evolved this way by chance.
No, I smiled, nothing but the word of God could have created such magnificence as the skies.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" Genesis 1:1 boldly states.
Nothing but these pure words of scripture is even logical.
Soon, my view was hindered as we passed through the clouds for a while.
When I touched down, I made my way to the curbside where I was reunited with some very dear friends from New Orleans. They lost practically everything they owned in the flood, have two very small children and are due for their third baby in just a few weeks. Since he is an airline pilot, he can get us free passes to various places, so we decided to take 10 days and come help them move.
Since they know very few people here, they definitely needed some help with the moving and unpacking process.
Of course, it was a great blessing for us because we love their family very much and were glad to have a great reason to see them again.
So now, taking a break from the demands of the household to make a post, I am reminded just how gracious God is. Seeing how he takes lives that were broken and making them whole is magnificent to watch.
We shall return home next Tuesday, just in time for several gigs in June.