Why There are “Outskirts”

This is the final piece of writing about “outskirts.”…for now.

These seven photos are ordinary examples of the outskirts of the outskirts of the majesty and power of God. These photos were taken from July through November. There are actually uncountable millions of beautiful photos which could have been taken but were not. Yet, the beauty of the earth continued.DSC_0169_311sig

Job used this term to describe the majesty and power of God. Understanding this word brings us closer to understanding what omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent God is like.
One example Job provided regarding the “outskirts” of God’s glory is contained in this statement, “He hangs the earth on nothing.” Breath stopping views of earth from the moon confirm this- there is nothing holding the earth.DSC_0005_871sigDSC_0028_723sigDSC_0108_735sig

Wanting more of this awesome picture of God, my question for three days was, “If hanging the earth on nothing is the edge of God’s power and majesty-what must the center be?”

For two days my mind pondered this question. My thought was the answer could not be known until heaven. A few days ago, it came to me (a gift from God) that we can know the exact center of the majesty and power of God today, today, now.

If the “outskirts” of God’s majesty and power is evidenced by the earth “hanging on nothing” then the center of his majesty and power is Jesus. Jesus is the center of God’s awesome power and glory.

John 3:16 reminds us that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The love of Jesus before, now and in the future days to come is the center of the unfathomable power of God. The power of God centers in love. Look at the photos, see the power and know the even greater love of God for you. Fall to your knees, this love for us is beyond amazing and God promises his love for eternity!DSC_0068_760sigDSC_0160_869sig

Author: davidwellis

What does a grandfather, husband, former public school teacher and Education Specialist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with many life experiences in nature do with them? A naturalist with a camera-makes outside a daily destination. My confidence is that God will guide my words, and photos. We live in a magnificent world, come and look at it with me through eyes, lens and words. To God be the glory. Current Profile Photo- Prickly Ash, the name summarizes this brushy undergrowth well. It fascinates me with its thorny branches. Seeing a vine wrapped around the trunk called for a photo.