“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.”
Keep a larger perspective. Look to eternity. It is too easy to get bogged down in the here and now. Look to the Lord your God.
Life’s circumstances can give us myopia! I get near sighted when I look at the pain I face every day, or the emptiness of earhtly pursuits, or the lack of relationships in our lives right now, or the sin that has separated us, or the boredom of day to day living, or the worry of the future! God would have us to have a broader vision!
That is what fellowship is to be about. When we are together, we are to remind one another of God’s glorious plan – His future for us. We are to sing praises to Him for His creation and the future that He is giving us through Jesus Christ. Our time together should give us a glimpse of glory. We are to remind each other that the circumstances of today are “momentary light affliction.” That a new day will dawn! Look to the heavens for encouragement and joy!