Shout For Joy!

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.

God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
    It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
    and follows its course to the other end.
    Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalm 19:1-6 (NLT)

 

I love looking at Creation. Whether I’m sitting on a beach watching the waves roll in or standing on a mountain looking out at the land stretching out for miles, I find peace and joy when I quietly take in God’s handiwork and meditate upon it. Psalm 19 (especially the section I quoted) is one of my favorite passages of Scripture because it addressed the very thing I’m talking about. When I look at Creation I cannot help but see the Creator.

Paul touches upon this idea in Romans 1:18-20 when he writes:

18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (NLT)

 

I see God’s power and glory and His Creation. It is one of the tangible ways I experience God. I know that some people do not feel the same way and I truly feel sorry for them. Even in my darkest moments I have been able to look at the world around me and be reminded that I am loved by a God who made all of it with just a word. What a reason to shout for joy. I’ll finish this up by sharing with you the uplifting sounds of Phil Keaggy.

Grace and peace.

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