Recharge your spirit with this simple faith step from Mornings with Jesus.
From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see His invisible qualities— His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 (NLT)
Last summer my family took a 2,000-mile road trip from our home in Arkansas to visit family in Montana. There isn’t much to see along the way. There are few large cities on this path. Small towns dot the landscape. There are rolling hills and sprawling prairies.
Mostly there is sky—lots of sky. And, amazingly, it’s the sky that we still talk about most. There were lightning storms that danced and flashed in Wyoming.
In Kansas we almost got caught in a tornado. We looked up and dark, ominous clouds were spinning above us like a washing-machine drum. Thankfully, they didn’t funnel downward.
And in Montana we saw the largest rainbow we’ve ever seen. It stretched like an arching, colorful highway to heaven—so close we felt as if we could drive up to it and onward into the clouds.
My preschoolers still talk about that rainbow and about how Jesus gave it to us that day. Sometimes in life we get so used to staring up at the same sliver of sky that we forget how expansive the sky truly is. Driving for dozens of hours and thousands of miles reminded us how big the sky is…and it’s a good reminder of Jesus’s eternal power and divine nature. When we take time to wonder at the marvels of Jesus’s creation, our hearts fill with awe.
There is something inside us that views the vast, wonderful sky and can’t help but declare, “He is here!” And then we see that we have no excuse except to lift up a chorus of praise!
Faith Step: Take a drive in an area that you aren’t very familiar with, and allow yourself to marvel at the sky that continues to stretch outward. Thank Jesus for His eternal power and divine nature as you drive.