Featured Image: On a clear, cool, late summer’s eve, the milky way shines brightly in the night skies of Picture Rocks National Lakeshore.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.
~Gen 1:14-15 (ESV)
As we begin a new year let us remember, as the words of Genesis 1:14-15 tell us, that marking the passage of time was part of God’s design from the beginning. The vastness of the heavens, and the passage of time not only remind us of our limitations and finite existence in this life, but also of God’s infinite and eternal majesty.
Let us also remember that the God who created this magnificent universe is also the God who sent his eternal Son down into time and history to do what no human effort could ever do, providing the ultimate, perfect, sacrificial Lamb of God, that he who knew no sin became sin dying the death we deserved so we could be reconciled to God once and for all time.
God’s grace and peace be with you in the coming year!
© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2023.