February 28, 2018
Psalm 19:1-6 … “There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” vss. 3-4a
Even though the psalmist likely believed that the earth was flat, his sense of God’s majesty is deep and profound. As he looked up into the heavens he realized that God was more than he could even imagine. By the light of the sun by day and the stars by night he saw the glory of God revealed, not with audible words, but with a voice that spoke to his heart. That’s how it is when we stop trying to explain the wonders of the universe and simply receive them as a most precious gift. Obviously God is more than we can understand—there simply aren’t words available that can describe that which is beyond our comprehension. No matter how much science tells us, no matter what explanations we can Google up, God is too big for our little brains. All we can do is lean back, relax, and keep looking up! As our eyes soak in the wonders of creation, our hearts are touched by the sheer beauty and power of what we see. It’s not that we think the sun, moon, and stars are gods in themselves; but in their presence we do see God’s handiwork. And the more we are able to find out with our computers and telescopes, the more awesome it all becomes…and our praise is magnified!
Thought for the Day: What does nature tell me about God?