Looking Up

19 Jan



 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”

Psalm 19:1-3

Once in a while when I’m not studying a particular book or topic during my morning devotions, I will read a Psalm or Proverb that correspond with the date. This morning,  I was blessed by Psalm 19.

It is amazing to think that the same sun that brought light to the darkness in Maryland this morning did the same for someone waking up across America in California. Amazing that those looking up from the jungle in Ecuador and the deserts of the Sahara are being warmed by the same rays that are shining brightly on this clear January day here at home.

And even more amazing still is that it all points to an amazing Creator who is more magnificent than even the beauty of His creation can convey. We see the Ultimate Artist at work as we gaze upon the brilliant blues of the sky at midday and the golden hues of red, orange, pink and purple as dusk falls.

Even those who claim unbelief must wonder somewhere deep inside how a freak accident or enormous explosion could’ve created such splendor. How can one help but think of something or Someone much larger than themselves as he marvels at the majesty of creation? Isn’t the fact that one slight move by the earth or the sun would cause certain destruction by intense heat or extreme cold enough to cause us to realize that Someone, God Himself, is holding it all in the palm of His hand?

The very God who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, measured the length of the heavens, and weighed the dust of the earth has appeared to all even through His creation. (Isaiah 40:12) Each morning He is faithful to cause the sunrise so that we can accomplish our daily tasks and every evening He tucks it quietly away that we may rest. And then when our bodies are worn from work  and we fall into bed, we can sleep in peace for He is ever awake, ever in complete control of it all.

So when you’re in the middle of your busy (but blessed!) day, remember to pause long enough to look up. Look at the sun and consider our Faithful Creator who not only provides the sun in order for humanity to function physically, but has given His Son that we may function spiritually.

 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”

Isaiah 40:28 


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