Parhelion

I sometimes get unsettled when people talk about God. How big He is, His glory and His attributes: God is sovereign and omnipotent, He is perfect and incomprehensible. Wether you believe in God or not you have some idea of what I am getting at.

There is something in you, some imprint of something bigger on your heart that makes sense and yet you cannot wrap your head around it. Your heart knows it, but you cannot understand the origin or implications of this writing on your heart. The Bible says that it is supposed to be like that:

He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” – Ecc 3:11b (NIV)

As I am writing this there is a rainbow around the sun. It is easy to explain scientifically. Parhelion: a bright spot on the parhelic circle caused by diffraction by ice crystals. We don’t think “aagh light refraction” as we look at this occurrence. We think it is beautiful.

If you cannot fathom the eternity written on your heart and this God people serve intimidates you – look at the halo around the sun. This intimidating God is telling you something about Himself. The God who wrote eternity on your heart also created the beautiful (def: having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.) halo around the sun.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;

And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”

Ps 19:1 (NASB)


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One Response to Parhelion

  1. aj gatley says:

    How great is our God, that He has a ever sustaining hand in all of creation (Heb 1:3 …and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.)
    Dit is werklik wonderlik om te weet dat Jesus as Koning ons met sulke wonderlike images seen!

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