In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. Genesis 1:1I wonder how many of you have forgotten how big the sky is. Actually, maybe what you and I need to remember is how big our God is. The sky, it is big. But, it sits in the palm of our God…our creator. Think on that for a while and give Him praise. Praise due His name.
It was September, 2001. Despite the fact that our nation had just experienced its worst terrorist attack just a couple of weeks earlier, Chris, Noah and I were embarking upon a new, exciting journey. We were on our way to interview for a worship leader role at LifeChurch.tv. At the time there were only two campuses: Oklahoma City and Edmond. Or for those long time Lifers, the West and the East. We left Tennessee and crossed into Arkansas via Interstate 40. We’d never taken that route to Oklahoma so were taking in the scenery as we drove. The eastern part of Arkansas has some hills. I won’t dare call them mountains because my Colorado friends would just laugh, but really, we Texans think they are. The mile marker signs were indicating that we were getting closer and closer to the Oklahoma state line. Not quite sure what to expect when we drove into Oklahoma, we anticipated something. Maybe what we were expecting was a new start. One particular hill that we drove up proved to showcase an incredible sight. We were given new eyes to see this sight that we’d seen our entire lives. And without giving any thought to his words, my husband said, “I forgot how big the sky was.” We’d spent four years ministering in Memphis, Tennessee. And if you are familiar with that part of the country you know how beautiful it is. The trees are taller and the landscaping is lush. We loved our surroundings there. But, we didn’t see the sky much because we were nestled in all of the trees.