“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 & darkness.
The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
By his breath the skies became fair; his h& pierced the gliding serpent.
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can underst& the thunder of his power?” (Job 26:7-14 NIV)
Even though I may have read these words on many occasions, I don’t think until recently I had ever noticed the phrase at the end of these verses – “And these are but the outer fringe of his works;”
I love being out in nature, admiring the works of our Creator God & the infinite beauty He gives us to enjoy. From the majesty of towering mountains, to the intricacy of a tiny flower or insect; rugged coastlines, or the quiet beauty of a trickling stream; white s&y beaches, or cool rainforests; the list goes on & on.
God made all these things & He made them for us to enjoy, but these verses tell us that it is only a small part of His works & a small part of the power that He has available to Him.
If this is only “the whisper” we get now – how much greater is what we have to look forward to in the place that He is preparing for us! We can’t even imagine.
Sometimes life with a chronic illness can seem overwhelming – but we have a God who is so much bigger & more powerful than we can even imagine – & He loves & cares about us & every little thing that we go through. How great is that!
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life as she lives with chronic pain. She enjoys finding time for writing,reading, travel & photography.