Thursday, May 6, 2010

Consider the Heavens

Today’s Reading: Psalms 7-8; John 7:28-53

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8: 3-4 NIV).

Have you ever been in the middle of a field at night, with the heavens stretched like a canvas above you? Living in a community, I often forget how amazing the stars are when you can actually view them away from the city lights. While sometimes I can see a few out my window when I’m driving at night, it’s nothing compared to the immense amount I find in the middle of nowhere on a clear night. The moon and stars are such a beautiful part of God’s creation. They attest to His very glory and honor. We serve such an amazing God, who is so much bigger than anything on this earth. I’m reminded of another Psalm that says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge” (Psalm 19:1-2 NIV). The heavens themselves are a daily testament to an infinitely wonderful and glorious God. Perhaps they serve as a reminder for us here on earth that God took great care with every intricate part of his creation, nothing happened by happenstance. Instead, every bit of His creation reveals His true power and glory. How amazing is that?
Maybe I’ll take some time to go look at some stars tonight.

What is your favorite part of God’s creation? What does it reveal to you?

Lord, thank you for the heavens, the stars, the flowers and grass, and for the intricate way that you created everything, even me.

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