The Presence of God: Hibiscus Flower

By: John Reiter

Posted: July 19, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

Psalm 96:1-9

O sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him;
    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering, and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
    tremble before him, all the earth.


Creator God, You have blessed us with another beautiful day. We give You thanks and praise for that gift. Help us to be mindful of the beautiful things in our day and to appreciate You as the source. It is easy to get busy and to only focus on things in front of our face or on our screens. May we take time to notice just how intricately stunning You have made this world. Amen.