The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. – (Psalm 19:1, NIV)
The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies announce what His hands have made. – (Psalm 19:1, ERV)
God’s splendor is a tale that is told, written in the stars. Space itself speaks His story through the marvel of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing His skill in creation’s craftsmanship. – (Psalm 19:1, TPT)
Each morning, as I walk our dogs, I witness the beauty of all that God has made. The skies transform before my eyes, and the colors unfold like the opening of a fresh box of crayons. At night, as the day comes to a close, the moon and stars shine bright through the darkness, blinking of the brilliance of the hands that hung them each in the sky. Even when the blue is hidden by clouds, the weight of them waters the earth and restores green to the grass and trees. All it takes is but a moment of looking up to be reminded of the greatness of God and the glory of His majesty. May we ever take in all of His creation and recognize that the same God who created such beauty was intentional to create all those whom we encounter.
All heaven declares,
The glory of God;
The work of His hands,
Leaves my heart in awe.
Each star in the sky,
On purpose was placed;
To remind us all,
Of God’s endless grace.
With hearts full of praise,
May we choose look up;
Give thanks to the Lord,
As He fills our cup.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness, power and creativity. Thank You that all we need to do is look up to become aware of the wonders of Your power and goodness. Forgive us for neglecting to take time to take in all of the wonder at what Your hands have made. Teach us to be intentional to appreciate and stand in awe of all that You have created. Show us how to recognize the beauty of Your creation, and to help others value themselves, as we all are among Your created. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we recognize Your glory as we observe the world around us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. – Psalm 36:5