February 14, 2016

At The Edge Of The Earth


I rarely fly by myself but recently I did. The number on my boarding pass was B13 which meant I still had a good chance of getting a window seat which I really wanted. If I had to sit next to strangers, I want the window.

I secured my window seat and in the other seats were two very big men. I was scrunched up against the window but thankful I wasn’t between them. The one to my left was reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly, and the man on his left was reading a newspaper. I was reading Audacious by Beth Moore.

And raising and lowering the window blind. The afternoon sun was bright, but open it made me feel less claustrophobic. Until I noticed everyone was lowering theirs because it was just so bright. So to be courteous down came mine.

I peeked every so often though and raised it very briefly. First we flew over mountains. A few covered in snow. Then it was flat.

The murmur of soft voices filled the cabin and the readers turned the overhead lights up. Seats were tilted back for those who just wanted to sleep.

I think everyone must have dozed as the cabin grew darker, darker because that bright sun had dropped over the horizon. It wasn’t bright anymore and I could raise the window blind.

I grabbed my phone quick. It was beautiful as we approached Dallas with the evening sun setting right outside my window. I started snapping pictures and then I just put my phone down to watch. In flight it really happened fast and it was my delight to see.

What I saw was an amazing sight.

I saw God’s glory at the edge of the earth from my window seat.

Looking out the window at earth and sun and sky, I wondered to myself, how could this amazing creation all just be a swirling accident as some would have you believe, but I know the answer. 

The answer is…
It’s not.
 

 Hebrews 11:1-3
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.