During the past week I have been spending some time with two of my sons in Coperas Cove, Texas. We get together each year to go deer hunting, something that I have been doing since I was a teenager and went hunting with my brother and dad. No, I didn’t shoot anything but that is not what was important to me. My main goal is to capture the moment of time that we share together. We would go out quite early in the morning and come in after dark in the evening. One night, I lost my head netting that I use to keep the mosquito off and wasn’t aware of it until the next morning when we were going out again. Mosquitoes can be more than a real pest, they can cost you your shot at your game, and even carry diseases, so I try to protect myself from them. I don’t use spray because the deer can smell 50 times better than a human.
So anyway, as I was putting on my camouflage, I noticed my netting was missing. I looked everywhere and it was not to be found. I simply resigned that I would have to just trust the Lord with the matter and proceed with the hunt. We walked up the same trail that I had used the night before. We were walking in the dark and the moon was so bright that we weren’t using any lights. As we reached the place where I had joined the trail the night before, I looked down and there was my mosquito net, right on the trail. Just to let you know how amazing that was, the netting was also dark, at night, no lighting except for the moon and I was focused on my exit, not looking for my net.
So I proceed to the tree stand and was feeling grateful that I found the netting and got to thinking about how the Lord is always watching out for us and using the events of life to bless us. It was still about an hour and a half before sun up so I just sat there beholding the stars. I noticed how the stars were twinkling and thought back to when I discovered why they twinkled. (Do you know why they twinkle?) It is because of the debris in our atmosphere. The star that we are looking at may be much larger than our own sun, yet because of the distance it appears to be quite small. Space is basically empty but our atmosphere is full of debris so that a small rock the size of a quarter of half dollar is large enough to block out the light from the star, if but for a moment. I thought, how the twinkling star is like our view of God. It is obstructed by even little things of this world, so that our view gives the appearance that God is not always there to be seen. The things of this world can block out the glory of the vastness of God’s creation and it is not to be compared to the God of creation.
1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. We must keep things in the right perspective.