The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all peoples see His glory. – (Psalm 97:6, NIV)
The skies tell about His goodness, and the nations see His glory. – (Psalm 97:6, ERV)
The heavens announce that He’ll set everything right, and everyone will see it happen – glorious! – (Psalm 97:6, MSG)
God’s goodness is evident for all to see, if only we take the time to look around. Each sunrise and sunset, each living and growing thing that His hands have made, the stars in the sky and the oceans below – all demonstrate the goodness and glory of God. It is impossible to look at all that God has made and not know that there is someone far greater than us. His glory shines with the rising of the sun, and His majesty is made evident as He paints the night sky with the lingering light of the setting sun. Galaxies twinkle and the moon illuminates the darkness. With as much beauty as there is now, there is much yet to come. May we witness His majesty through all that His hands have made, and praise Him for the hope held in all that is yet to come.
The goodness of God,
Much more than we see;
All that exists now,
And hope yet to be.
The light of His love,
Announced in the sky;
Such beauty beheld,
Each day and each night.
All praise be to God,
Creator of all;
Faithful and loving,
Answers when we call.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that the heavens declare Your glory and goodness, and that all can see what Your mighty hands have made. Thank You that we gain but a glimpse of who You are through the beauty of Your creation. Forgive us for not recognizing all the goodness that surrounds us that You have intentionally made. Teach us to give praise in awe and wonder, for Your love and glory go far beyond what we can see or understand. Lead us to love those around us with Your never-ending love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You in wonder of the beauty of all that You have made. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Philippians 4:19