Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 4th "God-works"

July 4th fireworks in Beaumont, CA, are really something. We have a fantastic show for a small town; probably as good as any anywhere. Last night, having been told by the previous owners that the view was good from our backyard, we settled in for the spectacular. Little did we know....

As usual, the fireworks were amazing! But a few minutes into the show everything changed. First, we noticed a small sliver of light in the sky directly behind and above where the fireworks were bursting in the air. One thought it was a fire on the mountain. Another asked if there were a blimp or something hovering. But we watched intently and then we realized: a gorgeous full moon was rising from behind 11,000 foot Mt. San Jacinto, directly in line with the fireworks show.

Honestly, it's one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. God's giant, blazing yellow ball dwarfed the fireworks. We simply watched in speechless (almost) awe. How true the Scripture is:

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
(Psalm 8:3 ESV)

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
(Psalm 19:1 ESV)

It was as if God Himself peeked over the mountain and said: "Let Me really show you something!"  You go, God! Glory!