Words from the Heart for Saturday September 8th, 2018
Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
Psalm 19:2 (NLT)
Day After Day, Night After Night
The beauty of the heavens and the earth does not fade with time. With the rising of sun signalling each new day the creation is giving glory to the Lord. The night sky in all its splendor causes men to consider that there must be One who has masterminded it all. The gallery that presents His masterpieces can be seen in all the earth and in the skies above. The scriptures give us the “signature” of the One whose handiwork is on display.
Astronomical factors and the need for a leap year every four years play into the exact timing of the summer solstice each year. According to Somak Raychaudhury of Birmingham University in the UK, “”A year of 365 days is only how we humans have chosen to divide time into convenient chunks.” While we commonly think of a year as 365 days, its average duration is actually 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds, pushing the solstice six hours later each year. The leap year fixes it.
It befuddles me that so many people fail to recognize the reality of God. Over and over, the Bible speaks of God’s revelation of Himself through the majesty and glory of His creation. For those of us who have come into a relationship with Jesus Christ by faith, we see the hand of God everywhere. We see it in the mystery of the atom and the consistency of the sun rising each day in the east and setting in the west. We aren’t the first to do so. King David wrote, in Psalm 19:2, “Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.” What David says is so true. Each and every day God reveals Himself in the glory of the world in which we live, whether through the raging ocean, the majestic mountains, or the broad prairie. And then, when the sun sets, the night comes alive with the glory of the night sky and the nocturnal creatures that begin to stir as we are winding down for the day. In what part of God’s creation has He revealed Himself to you today?
These have been words from the heart.