The Heavens Declare His Glory
Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
I have travelled to Africa, Europe, North America and South America, and as the plane propels through the atmosphere and transcends from one continent to another, there is one thing that catches my attention. The magnificence of the sky! The resplendent array of colours, blue, red, orange, yellow, purple pink and white. The sheer elegance of the way in which the sun rises and falls. The transformation from day to night, the rain, the snow, the wind. I often wonder, when admiring God’s workmanship, when the sky is awash with different hues splashed upon His canvas, “What motivated my Father to paint the sky in these colours today? There is no artist capable of replicating the wondrous beauty of God’s creation. Click To TweetThere is no artist capable of replicating the wondrous beauty of God’s creation. Yet according to Nahum 1:3 the sky is described as, “The dust of His feet.”
In the eyes of man, the sky is often recounted as one of the most beautiful elements of creation, but God refers to it as “the dust of His feet.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 states – “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared to those who love Him.” This scripture excites me, because it is telling me that there is something far greater for me to experience than the wonders of His earthly creation. Something that I have not seen with my natural eyes, one day, when my time on this earth is no more, I will enter into a glory that my mind will never be able to comprehend.
The word firmament according to the Oxford dictionary simply means, “the vault of heaven,” which is something that is located under – which is the sky. The order, precision, and meticulousness in which the earth stands speaks of an intelligence from another dimension. The glory of God is present everywhere we turn. The grass, trees, flowers, the sea, rivers, and oceans, the complexity of the animal kingdom. Every blade of grass, every snowflake, and every drop of rain has its own D N A!
The sun in and of itself is a nuclear engine, it provides more energy in one second than mankind has composed since the inception of the universe. The spider web of a drag like silk spider is twice the strength of the material used to make bullet proof vests for SWAT teams, and five times the strength of steel. Due to its fascinating resilience and vitality, it is said that at the thickness of a pencil, the web of this spider could trap a jumbo jet!
The human eye has been described by Evolutionist Robert Jastrow as “a marvellous instrument resembling a telescope of the highest quality.” One of the most fascinating components of the eye is the retina. It is a layer positioned at the back of the eyeball that is thinner than a sheet of plastic wrap, but is capable of handling a ratio of 10 billion to 1 light wavelengths of 380 to 750 nano-meters!
God is the creator of the ends of this earth, mighty and awesome in power, Elohim, Ely Elyon, the Most High God, the Everlasting God, Jehovah Shammah. I stand in reverence at the work of His hands. I challenge you children of God, to stop what you are doing and look up at the sky, or on the ground beneath, and take in the splendour of his majesty, that has been displayed in all that He has created.
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word