The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)
The other day I was greeted by this site as I walked out the door on the way to work. I stood in awe of the beauty. I thought to myself, “this looks like heaven in some movie I’ve seen.” Then I thought of the contrast between the dark and bring sun and reflected on how God sends light in our world and in our lives in the midst of the darkness and the “darkness never overpowers it (John 1:5)” Then I just stood there in awe as the midst of the fog began to settle or evaporate in the heat of the sun.
In the midst of my day I came across Psalm 19 again. This Psalm, in its early verses, remind us that though there are no audible words to be heard, there is plenty of God to be heard through his creation. The heavens proclaim his glory and all that he has made speaks of his very nature. God has left his imprint, his style, his personhood in all that he has made just as an artist or musician tell us who they are in their works and performances.
When I see sights like this there is a part of my soul that simply responds: I feel joy, confidence, faith, assurance, hope, and some deep understanding that God is good and I have been blessed beyond anything I could ever claim that I worked for or earned. It’s not like a highly intellectual response that I am aware of; it seems that I see it and I just respond in this fashion. Perhaps you have seen a sight and felt the presence and the goodness of God recently. Perhaps we should all spend a little more time there then on our devices.
Is in any wonder that a Psalm that begins with such a revelation of God in his creation (and later in his word), should end with a human prayer:
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”