Glory: Look Up!

“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 display knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)

Ever have to fill out a job application or hand over a résumé to someone? You work hard to list all of your best accomplishments, your education, your experience. You hope the person sees from a summary of credits that you’ve got what it takes to do that job. Your work and academic history—and your references—speak for you.

glory_350In Psalm 19, David makes the case that God doesn’t need to carry any kind of résumé with him. He should not have to convince anyone that he exists, that he is real, or that he is powerful. He can just say, “Look up.” “The heavens” should be all the PR he needs. The sun and moon and stars shout down to the earth, “Look what God did. Look how powerful he is, how creative, how artistic, how precise.”

What a silly thought that the God who created all that beauty and function and light would have to prove himself to anyone.

Think: If the heavens speak of God day and night, what are some of the things they say about him? What are some concrete things we can know about God from his creation?

Pray: Ask God to help you see his fingerprint in what he has made. Thank him for giving you the ability to notice.

Do: Look up! (Works best if you’re outside.)