Have you seen the sky today? I don’t know where in the world you might call home, but here, in my neck of the woods, the sky is breathtaking.
Just typing these words, peering out the window at the glorious display that the Lord Jesus has put on outside puts such joy in my heart and a smile on my face. The Word says that “The heavens declare the glory of God,” and I have to agree. Seeing this evidence enables me to say it is truly well within my soul.
“God is so mighty, and so big and so awesome, that HE sustains His creation with the DUST that falls from His feet.”
Clouds. They are such marvelous things. The sky is a gorgeous aquamarine blue and is perfectly dotted with fluffy white clouds, framed with even whiter halos of light!
Some of you may be thinking, “So what. They are clouds.” But do you know what the Word of God says about clouds?
“The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of His feet.” -NAHUM 1:3*
The clouds are the very dust of His feet. Let that sink in for a moment…I smile on days like this because on these days it is impossible for me to doubt His love for me and that HE is doing something awesome on my behalf.
Our Savior, Father, and King, is busy, busy, busy with fulfilling His Word and promises in our lives!
THE PURITY OF CHRIST
I have probably said this before, but it warrants being told again and again. First, the purity of Christ Jesus is so amazing that even the DUST/CLOUDS from HIS FEET is white. There is no stain, no blot, no imperfection to be found in Him (I PETER 1:18-19).
Secondly, clouds are the sustaining factor of life on this earth. Without clouds, we have no rain, without rain, fresh water runs dry. Without fresh water…you get the picture.
God is so mighty, and so big and so awesome, that HE sustains His creation with the DUST that falls from His feet. The dust. The Word of God says in regard to God and His goodness:
“You have heard it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I(Jesus) say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and SENDS HIS RAIN ON THE JUST AND THE UNJUST.“ -MATT. 5:43-45*
When it comes to God and His loving-kindness, He extends it to all, equally. The just and the unjust, the good and evil, all partake of His kindnesses daily, whether we acknowledge them or not, whether we acknowledge Him or not.
But these collective mercies, are coming solely from what is shed from His person and not from the fullness of what HE desires to give unto us. These blessings, that which is more than dust, are reserved for His children, those who are called according to the Name of Christ Jesus, who have accepted Him and His adoption of them.
There are bounties of grace, favor, and goodness, that we as the children of God take part in just because we have said “yes” to Him and His abundant love found in the redemptive work of Christ upon the cross. All of us have the choice to say yes and invite the Lord Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior.
Clouds…not even a taste of what He has to offer, but the promise of the incredible, indescribable, magnificent goodness and blessings to come! Clouds…testaments of how MIGHTY and AWESOME and OMNISCIENT GOD TRULY IS!
God is moving, always moving. Today was just a reminder of that truth.
~Poiema, Poetry in Motion
-Revised from August 12, 2015