Creation Around Us

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8:1a,b

 

You can imagine David sitting out in the fields, tending his sheep while gazing at the stars that filled the Middle Eastern sky, marveling at the majesty of God.

O Lord, our Lord,
      how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens. (8:1)

 

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
      the moon and the stars, which you have set in place. (8:3)

 

O Lord, our Lord,
      how majestic is your name in all the earth! (8:9)

Nature glorifies God!

When we look at nature, at the creation around us, we see God's hand. We see glimpses of God's beauty, God's majesty, God's grandeur, God's goodness, God's wisdom, God's power.

Think of a golden-pink sunset, a rushing waterfall, towering mountains, the full moon, the star-filled night, a rugged coast, a Redwood forest, roses in glorious bloom, immense icebergs soaring out of the sea, white-sanded beaches, the quivering hummingbird, the mighty tiger, the newborn baby.

Sometimes the beauty is so intense one aches.

This is God's beauty, God's glory, God's majesty. We know it. We know God is behind such a creation. Some people suppress this knowledge (Romans 1) but down deep we know it. This is God's world.

Nature glorifies God! Nature leads us to worship!

O Lord, our Lord,
      how majestic is your name in all the earth! (8:9)