Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2019
Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his magnificent greatness. Psalm 150:1-2
I recently returned with a few friends from a fly fishing adventure in South America. Located 10 hours south of Atlanta, via Delta airlines, Patagonia, Argentina is spectacular evidence of our Lord’s grand, personal presence. What arrested my attention most was not the stunning crystal clear, turquoise rivers and lakes, but the dancing light display of God’s creative delight at night.
Here is an excerpt from my journal:
“Last night the star-studded sky took my breath away. Like gazing up at a dome planetarium, I was mesmerized by my Master’s magnificence. Praise Him under the open skies! The black backdrop was blanketed with a diverse array of diamond clustered stars, planets and celestial creations that only our Creator could have arranged with such striking display of grandeur. The Southern Cross, visible only in the Southern Hemisphere, offered no hint of disappointment on my first gaze upward at my Maker’s heavenly canvas. Orion‘s aspiring symmetry contrasted with the Milky Way’s asymmetrical cluster of heavenly mystery ignited my imagination. God’s grand design marched across the sky with a silent shout of “hallelujah to Him”! An orange comet streaking! Glory! My Savior’s nighttime blanket securely covered me in awe, worship and peace. Praise Him for His acts of power, praise Him for His magnificent greatness!
“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 reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them” (Psalm 19:1-3).
Perhaps David as a young shepherd kept watch over his flock on the hillsides of his homeland or beside still waters. At night, once the sheep were secure in their pen, he could have spent hours gazing up at the grandeur of his Lord’s creation. The more David reflected on God’s vast handiwork, the greater God became, and the greater God became, the greater his faith grew. The Creator showed His acts of power to His humble servant in battle with Goliath, and arrayed His magnificent greatness in his worship under open skies. Hallelujah, the heavens declare His glory!
So, look upward at your Creator’s handiwork and be humbled by His work yet to be done in your heart. Look upward at the beauty of your God’s creation and be affirmed as the pinnacle of His beautiful creation. Look upward at the greatness of Almighty God, so your faith might grow great. Lift your eyes in His holy house of worship, so He might draw you closer to His holy love. Look upward and praise God under the open skies: love Him, worship Him and follow Him!
“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” (Romans 1:20).
Heavenly Father, I praise you for the grandeur of your creation, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Who outside the faith can I discuss how creation reveals my Creator and God?
The more we gaze upon God in worship, the greater God becomes, the greater God becomes, the greater our faith grows. #WisdomHunters #praisetoGod
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