The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. – (Psalm 19:1, HCSB)
The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies announce what His hands have made. – (Psalm 19:1, ERV)
God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. – (Psalm 19:1, MSG)
This weekend, my love and I are camping. We did not travel far from home, yet far enough to feel as if we were somewhere else. The amazing thing about the short drive from home, is that yesterday as we were leaving, the skies were gray and it was sprinkling. When we drove across the bridge, the skies opened up and there was far more blue sky than gray. The sun was shining and I had to dig my sunglasses out of my purse. I love that the same God who created the clouds that provide water to the soil, painted the sky a brilliant blue, and His creativity is displayed uniquely each morning and evening as the sun rises and sets. Camping provides the opportunity to be outdoors more, and for me, there is nothing better than being outside and taking in the beauty of creation. May we all find time to observe all of the beauty that God’s hands have made, and take notice of the intricate details that He so lovingly included in creation.
The glory of God,
Through just looking up,
Beauty all around,
For us to enjoy;
That nature employs.
To You, we give thanks,
Where all praise is due;
That shows Your heart true.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that there is evidence of Your creation everywhere. Thank You that we need only look up to see Your hand tangibly at work. Forgive us for somehow making You less than You are. Teach us to trust in You, the One who holds us all in the hollow of Your hand. Lead us to notice the beauty all around us, and show us how to love those around us in ways that make Your heart evident to all. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for the beauty all around us and time to get outside and enjoy it. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1