The Heavens Declare

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2

The heavens declare the glory of God.

In the beginning of Genesis, we read that God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them in six days. It was on day four that He created the heavens and the sun and moon. And then, it almost feels like afterthought, the Scripture uses just five little words to say that God also made the stars. How much more could have been said about the vastness of the universe, and yet all we have written about it are five words.

Talk about understatement.

Billions of galaxies, containing billions of stars were hung into space and God tells us about it with one short simple sentence. That in itself reveals volumes about the glory of our Heavenly Father.

When we start to feel proud and important and want to brag about our own accomplishments, we might just want to look up and remember His humility.

When we want to see the vastness of His power, we can look up.

When we want to witness His majesty, we need only look up.

When we need to be reminded of God’s capability, we should look up.

When we look into the sky and see the endlessness of space and then remember that not only did God name all the stars, He knows each of us by name, we can get lost in His greatness.

The heavens are emphatically declaring God’s great glory. Don’t forget today to look up.

Father, thank You that every moment of every day I can see Your glory, majesty, and power with a single look toward the heavens.


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