Arbor Low, Arbor High

Arbor Low, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, is an impressive stone circle within a large henge. From the ground it feels quite impressive, with its 40-50 large limestone blocks within the large earthworks. Such henges were once common, but most have been lost or eroded. While visiting Leeds recently, a large display of pictures from around Britain were displayed as part of a city-wide exhibition celebrating the British landscape. One of the shots included an aerial view of Arbor Low (click here); from above, it is more impressive that from the ground, even as one straddles its stones and ditches. Its ancient builders were clearly impressive folk and not the dull-witted simpletons we are led to believe.

God, who is all-wise, sees from above. This is not just saying that He lives in the sky and peers down, but that He beholds all at once, including past, present and future. The closer we draw to the Lord God, the more from His perspective we see life. The trials and perplexities through which we suffer are but pinpricks on the chart of eternal existence.

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:1-2, NKJV