NOT MERE GLORY

Ps.19:1,2 – God’s splendor is a tale that is told;
his testament is written in the stars.
Space itself speaks his story every day
through the marvels of the heavens.
His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky,
showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.
Each day gushes out its message to the next,
night with night whispering its knowledge to all.

Creation exists in a state of constant declaration. It could be said that God’s handiwork is prophesying. Day after day His handiwork is proclaiming His very own existence. Because of man’s spiritual blindness he cannot see the majesty and greatness all around us. God’s infinite nature, His wisdom, His faithfulness, His power, and His creativity are unmistakeable as we look at His masterpiece. When you see and ponder the scope of creation you are peering into His infinite nature. When see the inter working of every part our world and you glimpse His wisdom. When you see the consistency of sunrise and sunset and the seasons of the year, you are touching His faithful consistency. Just thinking about the power generated by one small part of His creation, the sun, and you touch the edge of His almighty power. His creativity is unmatched from the smallest detail to the overwhelming scope of all He has done. The heavens are speaking; are you listening? Here is Spurgeon on today’s verse.

“It is not merely glory that the heavens declare, but the “glory of God,” for they deliver to us such unanswerable arguments for a conscious, intelligent, planning, controlling, and presiding Creator, that no unprejudiced person can remain unconvinced by them. The testimony given by the heavens is no mere hint, but a plain, unmistakable declaration; and it is a declaration of the most constant and abiding kind. Yet for all this, to what avail is the loudest declaration to a deaf man, or the clearest showing to one spiritually blind? God the Holy Ghost must illuminate us, or all the suns in the milky way never will.”

With creation shouting it’s prophetic revelation all around us many are still deaf to His words. Seeing Christ in creation is really no different than seeing Him in the written word or even in His works of redemption. It is only by His grace that can we see His beauty all around us. Open our eyes and ears Lord that we can behold your glory.

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