Words from the Heart for Friday September 7th, 2018
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
Psalm 19:1 (NLT)
The Heavens Proclaim
Beautiful paintings have been done to capture the beauty of the skies. Skilled photographers have even been able to capture the night skies. But, none of these are as wonderful as the originals which are the craftsmanship of our God. Truly the heavens in their magnificent beauty proclaim the glory of the Lord.
When the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa were reconstructed after a fire during the First World War, ten stone plaques were erected over the entrance to the Peace Tower. Nine bore the coats of arms of the provinces and one left bare, awaiting the day when Newfoundland joined Canada. On April 1, 1949, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent cut the first ceremonial chisel strokes onto the blank stone. Accompanying St. Laurent was F. Gordon Bradley, who had just been sworn in as a member of the Canadian Cabinet. “We are all Canadians now,” he proclaimed.
Human beings proclaim things all the time. I have a friend who is a town crier and he loves to make lofty proclamations – and he does it with flair and panache. God doesn’t need His own personal town crier, or anyone else to make proclamations on His behalf. He proclaims His glory and majesty through the wonder of His creation. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” I doubt there is a human being on the planet who hasn’t at one time or another been overwhelmed with the wonder of the night sky. If you want a sense of God’s power and authority, get away from light pollution on a cloudless night, and just look up. There will be a natural reaction – WOW! David reminds us that we can learn so much about God’s creative genius by looking to the heavens. This is the God who is beyond description, and in His presence we simply stand overwhelmed. What proclamation into your life is God making through the majesty of His creation today?
These have been words from the heart.