Wednesday Morning Meditation – Psalms
Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me; it shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky. (Psalm 89:33-37)
Faithful As The Moon
The air was crisp and the sky clear. Glowing softly upon a blanket of darkness the moon spread its beauty upon the earth. Ruling the night with a majestic glory God’s creation declared His power and might. When I look upon the moon in its full reflective light I think of the days when Abraham cast his eyes upon that same image or David as he guarded his sheep feeling the security of the great Shepherd upon him. Adam and Eve looked up into the night sky and the moon we see today is the same moon they looked upon. Two thousand years ago Jesus awakened in the night to look upon what you and I see.
Ethan the Ezrahite wrote about the faithfulness of the Lord in Psalm 89. He declares the majesty of God in His longsuffering. There is no one that has the glory of the Lord. He is so much higher than man in all His ways. Men are unfaithful but the Lord is always true. Ethan cast his eyes upon the night sky affirming the presence of the moon is likened to the word of God. Every night in its cycle the moon appears upon the earth to give testimony to man that the Creator still rules and His word is still sure. When man becomes weary he has but to look into the night sky and know that God is alive. His faithful witness bears His mark of love.
The moon has been the faithful witness of God since the fourth day of creation. It will remain in the night sky until the coming of the Lord. As the night gathers its curtain around the face of the day spend time gazing upon the moon and feel the love of God. He is Faithful. He is True. If you feel forgotten look at the moon. God has not forgotten you. Don’t let the days of life take away the nights of remembrance. Behold how much God loves you and He will never forsake you. The moon proves that.
Creation is simply an overwhelming outpouring, the overflow of infinite goodness. (Thomas J. Higgins, Perfection is for You, 1953)