We have our Communion weekend just now (I gave you this link before, I think, explaining the tradition of the Scottish Communion). This is why I've been too busy to say much to you over the past days.
But I just have to say this.....
When we came home last night, the sky was clear. I mean really clear.
There are simply no words to describe the breathtaking array of stars visible to the human eye as I looked up.
We are blessed to have our home where there are no street lights, and this makes the dark sky even more stunning on a starry night.
Last night, when I stood in awe at the heavens above me, I couldn't but think of the words of Psalm 8.
When I look up unto the heavens
Which thine own fingers framed,
Unto the moon, and to the stars
Which were by Thee ordained;
Then say I, What is man, that he
remembered is by Thee?
Or what the son of man, that Thou
so kind to him should'st be?
Psalm 8, verses 3, 4 (Scottish Metrical)
So, the question is: What is man?
Is 'man' a blob of atoms and molecules, amazingly, but fortuitously, put together?
Or is 'man' the pinnacle of God's creation?
Is the human race a wonder of evolution?
Or is it the race for whom God, in all eternity, planned the Covenant of Redemption, whereby He would send His Son to live, to suffer, and to die for those whom He loved from all eternity.
Well, I guess my answer to these questions is at the root of my thoughts when I looked up at the sky last night.
What about you? Where do your thoughts go when you are able to behold the wonders of the creation.
This weekend, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper, and so will remember our Saviour's death. Although Christ's death is precious to us every day, we praise God that He saw fit to give us this supper, whereby we eat and drink bread and wine, and through these elements, do show forth the Lord's death, 'til He come'.
May our Saviour be more precious to each one of us every day.
And to any of you who still do not know Him as your own personal Saviour, may something of the love of Christ be revealed to your soul, so that you too will bow down and worship our Lord and Redeemer.