The heavens are telling the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
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.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens
and its circuit to the end of them,
and nothing is hid from its heat.
This classic hymn is one that frequently pops up in my head as a response to the beauty of God’s creation. When I have encountered a particularly awe-inspiring scene like a vista from the top of a mountain in the Carolinas, the pounding surf in Puerto Rico, or a colorful sunset here on the gulf coast, this tune just seems to surface. “Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: How Great thou art! How Great thou art!” God showers blesses on us every day, but sometimes it takes those majestic moments to truly remind us of God’s greatness. God’s creation is a wonderful place to reflect on the glory of the Lord. I hope that you will look for God’s awesome handiwork today; in the little moments in your back yard and in the big moments as you cast your eyes to the heavens.
Holy God, thank You for Your love. The beauty of this world is a clear testimonial to Your power and might. Even in the midst of that majesty, we remember that You know us and love us. You made the stars in the sky, yet you know the number of hairs on our head. Help us to be grateful for Your care and provision. Amen.