Inspiring Awe (cont)

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Science observes and experiments, and does wonderful things, but only God was there at the beginning of creation.

The heavens declare the glory of God

“Every day creation is shouting out truth concerning life and reality and the creator behind it all.”

Psalm 19 reminds us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (v. 1). By their very existence, the sky, the sun, the stars and the earth give testimony to the creative genius behind it all.

Paul the apostle said it another way. What “may be known about God is plain… [f]or since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:19-20). Every day creation is shouting out truth concerning life and reality and the creator behind it all.

In Psalm 8 David prays to God recalling how he takes time to “consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place” and declares, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” He marvels how we can take it in and stand in awe of the power that keeps the stars in place. He is amazed that we are able to wonder about galaxies full of billions of stars and ponder the fragility of earth that spins at a certain angle giving us life and seasons. When was the last time you did that?

Did you pause this morning and allow the wonder and awe of another day dawn on you again? Did you feel life, your life, as you got into the shower? Did you hear the birds celebrate the morning or watch the sun rise and marvel at God’s sustaining power? When was the last time you stood outside at night and looked up with wonder at the stars and heard them declare the glory of God?

When we get too busy with the things of life, when we feel lost and alone and unsure about life’s direction, when we are overwhelmed with many duties we have to fulfil, it might be time to let creation speak to you. We can do this outside by looking up the starry sky. It will testify to us of God’s majesty and power.

Such a moment will bring a new sense of perspective and soak our wavering hearts in awe and wonder.

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