"You have set your glory above the heavens.
When I consider your heavens...what is man
that you are mindful of him?"
(PSALM 8:1B, 3-4)
Our daughter and son-in-law brought their telescope to our home. We focused it and spent the evening peering through the lens at Jupiter as it hung slightly above the horizon. My son-in-law explained about the colored bands of Jupiter and about the Great Red Spot which he described as a huge hurricane-like storm, twice the size of earth. He told us that the Great Red Spot has been seen through telescopes since the 17th century.
The psalmist is utterly awed by the beauty and splendor he recognizes in God through creation. He’s amazed at the planets and stars, not even viewed through a telescope! He recognizes that the very name of God – His majestic name – is broadcast through all the earth in His creative works.
Whether you appreciate the beauty of the planets and stars through a telescope, or sit before an east-facing window to watch the rising sun, the majesty of God’s name calls out to you. And how even more stunning that the One who created the world and its wonders also created you and set His love on you.
SEEING GOD'S DISPLAY OF SPLENDOR IN THE HEAVENS HELPS US FOCUS ON THE ONE WHO IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED.
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 8-9
- Psalm 4
- Matthew 6-7