Saturday, August 4, 2012
Who Really Rises
That big yellow ball on the eastern horizon every morning is not the one moving.
We are. The earth. The blue marble.
Now, intellectually, we already know this. The earth revolves around the sun, not the sun around the earth, but when I look out of the the window at 6AM, I think, "The sun is coming up."
But it isn't. Instead, I am on the earth, and the part of the earth I occupy is turning to face the sun. Every day, my patch of earth slowly rotates relative to our stationary sun, then turns during the night away from it. Our dawn is simply my face turning into the light.
Now, when you think about it, this makes perfect sense.
God made the world to reflect Himself.
He is the sun...constant, glorious and full of light. We are the earth...vacillating, moving now toward Him, now away.
You remain the same, and Your years will never end.--Psalm 102:27
I, the Lord, do not change.--Malachi 3:6
God finds delight in us as we seek Him, as we turn from dark to light.
He does not move.
Luckily, that makes Him easy to find.