Today’s passage is taken from a Psalm in praise of God’s creation. This is quite a controversial idea these days, I have found. But who can really say, whether they be a scientific atheist or just someone who has never really thought about it, that the world in all its magnificence and glory, isn’t a genuine source of both comfort and inspiration? Isn’t a bright sunny morning always a true blessing. What about the sound of birdsong or the waves breaking upon the sea shore, aren’t they such comforting sounds? What about the joy of the hearing the laughter of your little baby or the irresistible lure of the smell of freshly baked bread or coffee in the morning? How can we explain things like that? We can get scientific and cold about it all, or we can open our minds, and our hearts, to the incomprehensible wonder of God.
Psalms 104:1-6 NLT
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord.
O Lord my God, how great you are!
You are robed with honour and majesty.
2 You are dressed in a robe of light.
You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3 you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.
You make the clouds your chariot; you ride upon the wings of the wind.
4 The winds are your messengers;
flames of fire are your servants.
5 You placed the world on its foundation
so it would never be moved.
6 You clothed the earth with floods of water,
water that covered even the mountains.
Imagine being able to live, once again, knowing that your father would look after you. Imagine how confident you might feel if you knew that you were thought of as precious enough to watch out for. My goal today is to look around me and see the wonder of God’s creation all around. I hope that I might always see The Lord’s amazing work in everything that surrounds us, and I hope that I might, therefore, always praise him and know, deep inside my soul, just how great The Lord is who made the heavens and the earth and everything else besides. I hope that I would always see my own place in God’s amazing creation, and always be grateful for it. Amen.
Ezekiel 1:1-3:15, Hebrews 3:1-19, Psalms 104:1-23, Proverbs 26:24-26