The Real Super

Recently many have super things on their mind. What is super? The synonyms for super richly deepen our understanding. Super is wonderful, fantastic, great and marvelous. Super is tremendous, splendid, terrific superb and brilliant.

Second question, what is more than super? More than wonderful, great, terrific and brilliant. Above is synonymous with more. Above is our clue to what is more than super.

DSC_0133_1635sigGod is more than super. He is literally and figuratively above all things. We see evidence of the presence of God on the earth he created in small things that are min-super. This week two birds came for a drink at our bird water basin. The Downy Woodpecker and the House Sparrow are marvelous examples of the power and divine nature of God. These birds have the ability to fly. It is a miracle, the combination of feathers, lightweight hollow bones, and muscles for flight, that God has put in these two birds. Their calls and presence among us reveals a part of the divine nature of God. Birds are one of God’s gifts to us…one super.DSC_0128_1633sig

The moon is second super. Last month there were two full moons. The photo is of the second full moon in the month. The second full moon in a month is called a “blue moon” because full moons seldom occur twice in the same month. The photo was taken about an hour after the moon had risen. Light snow had fallen hours before and there were thin clouds still moving eastward. They made the moon seem hazy. The next morning this very moon was eclipsed as the earth moved between it and the sun. This moon was also one of three consecutive “super” full moons. Super moons are more brilliant than regular full moons. They occur when the moon being full coincides with it being close to the earth. If we have been paying attention to the moon recently our eyes have been provided with much beauty. Wonderful is a better description than super.

What is the real super? It is what we take for granted. Every breath, each heart-beat, health and an almost infinite number of daily gifts provided by God. We take the provisions of Almighty God for granted. We can. He allows it. These daily gifts are a boundless super. To put this truth in perspective we need to read the words of a man whose name was Elihu. He was a contemporary of Job, a man who has a book of the Bible named after him. Elihu reminded Job of the greatest super: God is always present and His power keeps us and the earth functioning according to the will of God. Elihu reminded Job this way, “If God were to take back his spirit and withdraw his breath, all life would cease, and humanity would turn again to dust.” Job 34:14-15

On this day when super is on our minds, it is right to give thanks and be reminded of what is really “super.”DSC_0135_1636sig