They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty – and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

Psalm 145:5 NIV

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Glorious Splendour

Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada’s forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made says a great deal about their national character. Stephen Payne’s book Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga. It will interest geographers, historians, and members of the fire community.


We Canadians are used to seeing splendour. Our country is blessed with beautiful scenery and natural beauty. Those of us who are followers of Jesus understand that all that we see in nature has been created by the God we love and follow. If His creation is this majestic, imagine the splendour of the Creator. The Psalmist speaks to this in Psalm 145:5: “They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty – and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” The Psalmist has been focusing in this Psalm on all that the Lord has done – His marvelous acts that are passed down from one generation to the next. We all have stories of the acts of God in our own lives. Whether these are the acts of creation or all that He lovingly does in our personal lives, they point us to the glorious splendour of His majesty. If God’s acts speak to His majesty, we are called as well to do so. We praise God by sharing with our family members and friends all that we have seen God accomplish in this world and in our lives. How can you do that today?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley