Psalms 19:1 NKJV “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork.”
The heavens, or the sky, can have a lot of special looks. There is the beauty of a multi-colored sunrise or sunset or the painted skies of the aurora borealis as seen in the far northern parts of the world.
Rainbows are lovely also with the full spectrum of color.
A stormy sky when lightning strikes can be impressive and majestic.
Space as seen through a telescope, such as these nebulae, is an awesome sight.
The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork,” in Psalms 19:1. It is evident from observing the heavens that they must have a Creator. No one would ever look at a spectacular work of man’s creativity such as Michelangelo’s David, a Rolex watch or a spaceship and think that these things came about as the result of chance, random processes or an explosion. We understand that they are the results of creative design. In the same way, the heavens declare the glory of God.
Dear Lord, thank You for the beauty of Your creation and for the ability to see Your glory in it. Help us to reflect on You as we observe the world around us.
© Susan Joy Clark 2021
Below, Franz Haydn’s “The Heavens are Telling,” based on Psalms 19, from The Creation.