The Wineskins of the Heavens

New Day, November 18, 2014

“Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens…?” (Job 38:37)

Anxious clouds opened their hold on the sky for a moment this morning, and the glory of a crescent moon broke through. Clouds, ah the clouds.

Yesterday, Cheryl and I traveled to Macon, Georgia, and back for the memorial service of a sweet saint. The waterskins of the heavens were fully tilted and released torrents of rain. The sun briefly and wonderfully appeared for a few minutes as we reentered Tennessee at sunset.

Remembering God is a daily call and challenge—especially with real or figurative bursting waterskins-clouds. We are lifeless and helpless without Yahweh. A commentator notes, “This is at the heart of the real issue. The wisdom of God that created and sustains the universe is at work in Job’s suffering also.”

Father, thank You for faithfully sustaining earth and me, and for the subtle glimpse of Your presence and glory in the moon this morning.


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