The heavens declare the glory of God
Have you taken notice of the wonderful sunrises and sunsets lately? The heavens are declaring the glory of God. What about the beauty of the changing colors of the autumn leaves? All creation is shouting of His majesty.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Our God is an awesome God! Yes, He is all-powerful, eternal, and infinite. And He is also creative, wonderful, and intimate. God’s creation draws our attention and our affections to something bigger, something greater than ourselves. All of it points us to Him.
What we do with these daily revelations of God’s glory is up to us. We can rejoice in them – giving Him praise for the joy of being a beloved part of His creation, we can reject the fact that they are from Him – denying God the glory that He is rightly due, or we can effectively ignore them – choosing rather to focus on our lives, our problems, or our desires.
Romans 1:20 warns us, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
I hope that you will take time – even in the busyness of this time of year – to rejoice in the beauty of God’s creation, marvel at the changing of the seasons, and celebrate the hope that is found in God’s love for you. “For 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.” (John 3:16)