I can only imagine how thrilling it must be for this astronaut to be held up in space by this robotic arm. Is he looking around himself with wonder? Or is he reminding himself of the viability of the mechanics. I wonder if he is reassuring himself of the qualifications of his colleague at the controls! To enjoy the ride at all, I imagine he has to trust that everything will work out just fine!
Today’s verse describes an outstretched arm. The powerful arm of the Sovereign Lord brought about the creation of the heavens and the earth. What is more, His arm is outstretched still! He has demonstrated His power over and over. Creation around me attests to that amazing power. The night skies above overwhelm me with His majesty. Nothing is too hard for Him. All He needs to do is to stretch out His arm.
I forget that. I get tunnel vision and get overwhelmed with my little world. Yet, He is able and willing to again stretch out His arm in my life. Ralph Carmichael in his song, “My Little World” expresses this thought. “The uncharted craters of planets beyond, You know like the palm of Your hand. And yet You’re concerned with my little world. Oh, help me to understand.” I need to be reminded of His powerful outstretched arm, holding up not only this earth, but my little world. When all seems hopeless, how reassuring it is to know that nothing is too hard for Him!
Thank you Lord, that You stretch out Your arm for me!