Nancy Moser

Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty inspirational novels. Her genres include contemporary stories including John 3:16 and Time Lottery, and historical novels of real women-of-history including Just Jane (Jane Austen) and Washington's Lady (Martha Washington). Her newest historical novel is Masquerade. Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She gives Sister Circle Seminars around the country, helping women identify their gifts as they celebrate their sisterhood. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included. Find out more at and

The Racing Pigeon Club

How great is God—beyond our understanding!
The number of his years is past finding out.

Job 36:26 (NIV)

My husband and I were driving to Nebraska for a football game. I was at the wheel. A pickup pulling an enclosed trailer passed me. On the back of the trailer was written SIOUXLAND RACING PIGEON CLUB.

My first thought was, You’ve got to be kidding. My second thought was more gracious. A racing pigeon club? Really? How exactly does one get interested in such a thing? As opposed to...quilting clubs, travel clubs, antique car clubs, ski clubs, or traveling nearly four hours every time there’s a Saturday football game at our alma mater?

There’s a club for every interest and an interest in every club, hobby, sport, or diversion. There are also over 900,000 varieties of insects in the world, 400,000 different plants, and at least as many varieties of chocolate (or is that simply a personal wish?)

Is this volume of variety really necessary?

Obviously, yes. To quote a line from the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: “God loves wondrous variety.”

For God made each and every class, order, family, genus, and species. He created them, “And God saw that it was good” (Gen. 1:21b).

Later that day as my husband and I sat in the football stadium among 85,000 of our closest friends, I looked across the crowd and tried to see individuals, each with distinct qualities, talents, hopes, dreams, and destinies. God created each one with a unique purpose. He wants to know each one on a personal basis, and longs to hear their prayers—and answer them. It’s estimated that 106,456,367,669 people have ever lived. (I love the audacity of the “9” at the end of this number.) That’s a lot of variety, that’s a lot of unique purposes, that’s a lot of Divine attention to detail.

That’s a lot of Divine love, over a lot of years.

Such numbers are unfathomable—to us. But not to Him. “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day” (2 Peter 3:8).

We don’t understand the need for this vast amount of variety, but God does. I truly believe there is a reason for each insect, each flower, each person.

Isaiah 40:28 says it wonderfully: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”

And yet accepting this variety, pondering the immensity of it, marveling in it, we can also marvel in that there is only one God. One Christ Jesus: the way, the truth, and the light. One who is the great I AM (Ex. 3:14).

So during this season to be thankful, take a moment to look around your world—which is the same yet different from my world. Take note of the wondrous variety; be awed by it; remember our one God who created it all, and allow yourself a sweet indulgence to feel special.

And very, very blessed.


Nancy Moser