I Saw God Today

It’s Fall. The leaves are bright orange, deep red, and even some aspen yellow. Stunning colors that are just as breath-taking as the green of spring. As I take in the moment, a slight breeze brings a noticeable chill in the air. A Harvest Moon tonight is starting to peak its way up over the not too distant Blue Ridge Mountains. What amazes me is how we so often miss the majesty of God and His creation that every day is all around us. The touch of a child’s hand. The splendor of love embraced. The kiss of the sun. Too often, the pace and pain of modern day life has tarnished our experience and appreciation of creation.

The Psalmist David must have experienced untold numbers of “God Creation” days. He declares in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” (ESV) The word “declare” actually means to count and number objects. It is as if the very heavens number, one by one, the greatness and awesome power of God.

If God’s words and actions didn’t already sufficiently point to His glory and power, nature certainly does. The sheer majesty of the earth and the universe reflect and declare their Creator’s handiwork. There is no way around it. His glory is everywhere. Paul admonishes that no person who has lived, or ever will live, has an excuse for not knowing God. “For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world… so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 ESV)

And again, the Psalmist exhorts us in Psalm 150 to not only see…to not only believe… but to “praise Him in His mighty heavens” (Vs 1 – ESV). Take time to enjoy His handiwork. Soak it in. Meditate on His power and majesty. Then praise Him to the highest heavens as you hunger and thirst for more of His Glory…

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for Righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

Posted on: Nov. 2, 2010, 2 p.m.