God's Beautiful World

“They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:3-4

Verses three and four of this majestic psalm tell us that there is no place on the planet where heaven’s speech is not heard and the sun, moon, and stars speak everyone’s language. Their voice goes out to all the earth and their words reach every corner.

I have to wonder, when King David was viewing the nighttime sky, if he fully understood that people on the other side of the world were basking in the sunlight. Did he get that when he was counting the stars, others were enjoying the warmth of the daylight? Did God give him that insight?

We have the privilege of viewing the astronaut’s view of the earth. We have great blessings with all of our technology and ability. Over the centuries there have been scientists and astronomers who have devoted their lives to looking up to the heavens. We know from the book of Matthew that the wise men from the east saw the star and that was enough to make them travel to the Christ child.

There has never been a fraction of a second on any fragment of the earth where the heavens haven’t been seen every day since the creation. Oh, the skies can be darkened at times by storms, but they are still there. Scientists tell us that volcanic ash and dust clouds have at times blotted out the sun, but the heavens were still speaking because even darkness carries the message that we need to walk in the light.

Unless we hide ourselves away in a cave somewhere underground, the sun, moon, and stars are speaking to us every day. And the language they speak is understood in all nations.

Here’s the question: Are we listening?

Father I want to listen to You through the beautiful world that You have created. Help me to pay attention.

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