“The Heavens declare the Glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where Their Voice is not heard. Their Line is gone out through all the earth, and Their Words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4
When we really understand the Glory of God, we learn to see Him in everything. The first few years of my life were spent in the idyllic regions of Costa Rica, where anything anyone really needs is gained from the land. At the time, most people were farmers; they bought and sold what they needed from each other, placing great value in the earth and the yield of the land. My grandfather, also a farmer, knew the time of day from the position of the sun; and my grandmother planned her menu from the availability of produce from the earth. Like all rural people, they spent a considerable amount of time looking at the sky for the details that invariably marked their daily lives.
As a New Yorker, things are different. You can buy whatever you want, whenever you want it. Whether it is in season here or not, is irrelevant; it is in season somewhere in the world; and, this means you can have it here. Most New Yorkers never look at the sky unless there is something specific occurring; we are too busying planning the details of our daily lives through our Galaxies and i-Phones.
When I read the Psalm above, it truly gave me pause. I had to stop for a moment and consider the words. Take a moment and reread the passage. Do you truly understand the vast scope of David’s words?
Consider this; the very Voice of God is spoken in the infinite dawning of every day! In the birth of a new day, God’s Voice speaks to the world. And, in the beauty and cover of night, He speaks His knowledge to the world. There is no place on earth where He does not speak His blessing of day and night to every living entity in the world.
To be more accurate, every living thing, human or beast, flora or fauna, creeping or crawling, flying or swimming; in every nation, speaking any language, in any religion, of any age, whether rich or poor, must acknowledge His Voice manifested in the blanketed presence of every morning and evening—every day and night. It cannot go unnoticed!
It orders your steps, and guides your life. There is nowhere to hide from its presence, it occurs whether you are present or not, and continues to manifest whether you acknowledge it or not.
Think about that the next time you are feeling alone, uninspired, or unloved; and instead of feeling sadness, look up at the sky, acknowledge the day or night, and say thank you Father for your awesome presence in my life and in this world. L.
Study Reference: Psalm 19:1-6
From: "The Heavens Declare God." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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