The Heavens Declare Your Glory
“[Psalm 19] For the director of music. A psalm of David. 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 display knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2 NIV1984
The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not be truer when it comes to the above scripture. Nature itself declares the glory of God. I love the line, “Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge.” David, a man after God’s own heart, understood with such clarity that God is visible everywhere we look!
Three years ago we made a trip to the southwestern states. The vistas were truly amazing. At night, I saw what Abraham saw when God promised his children would number greater than the stars in the sky. During the day, I saw canyons, striated hillsides, tumbleweeds that literally tumbled, and a desert painted by God Himself.
How can I, a disciple of Christ, a seeker of holiness, remain silent in the face of such magnificent glory? I must give praise, I must share Who God is and what He means to me. Leon Trombley says “it would be easier to hold a tempest in a teacup than a heart full of silent praise.”
Let us be silent no more.
Prayer: Father God, how much I love you. Just as the heavens declare your glory, may I always have declarations of your glory upon my lips. May I never miss a chance to share your glory with others. Amen
Seeing what Abraham saw
Obsidian sky dotted with astral bodies,
jewel-like in their visage, too magnificent to comprehend.
Can you fathom them,
can you count them,
can you see what Abraham saw?
Bush burns with lack of consumption,
Can you see it,
can you feel it,
can you hear what Moses heard?
Sea separates the unholy from the Holy,
gap is wide, too far to span.
Do you have faith
that covers the distance?
Will you grab firmly the Savior’s hand?
The same Jesus who placed the stars in the heavens
is waiting today to give you new life.
Will you receive it,
will you believe it,
will you have the faith that Abraham had?