God’s Glory in Creation and the Law
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
Devotion by Anne Mooney
When I was little, I was introduced to a Children’s Catechism and the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I can still remember parts of them, although most is lost in the recesses of my brain.
What I remember most is the question: What is the chief end of man?
The answer was: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
This scripture reminds me of that. Everything that exists is a testament to God’s power and glory. The sky and the land proclaim the vast creativity and diversity that exist in the mind of our Source. The daily activity, interactions, and routines of nature demonstrate the complexity of God’s creation. It is astounding beyond words, yet we experience this gift every day. Sometimes we fail to consider its vast beauty and the richness of the gift of life on our ever-changing planet.
It is good to reflect on the immense capacity of God to create and refine. It is humbling to consider that while God is great, God also wants to be an intimate partner in our lives, sharing our joys and griefs, lifting us up, and comforting us when needed.
Thank you, God for your glorious creation. Thank you for the opportunity each day to stop and consider the glory of all that is around us, the Earth, the sky, nature, and the people. Give us patience and the imagination to consider how we can work within your world to share your glory with those who have forgotten. AMEN