October 29th 2014
Can you see the handiwork of God in nature?
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalms 19:1 KJV)
The heavens vastly stretch out in the sky above us but do not reveal all the many holy and glorious characteristics of God and His throne in Heavens. Our finite eyes and minds cannot possibly take in all the wonderful creations contained within the heavens. We can see with our limited vision the many stars, clouds, planets, and sun hovering above us and gloriously setting each night and know that God created each one of them for His own glory and pleasure and to fulfill some basic needs for sustaining life upon the earth.
The firmament reveals His handiwork best in the darkness of night as the sun sets the moon and stars shine brightly amid the dark backdrop of the midnight sky. All of us at one time or another has stood outside at night gazing up into the heavens in awe at the handiwork of God in the brilliance of the many astronomical wonders putting on a show of brilliance and lights from our view from earth. At times the view is hidden behind thick water laden clouds restricting our sight from earth.
David, who wrote this Psalm, must have gazed into the sky often at night as he tended to his sheep in the field as this vast display of heavens wonders played upon the big screen of heaven above him. He must have spent much time contemplating the things of God shining above him as the sheep were corralled in the fold for the night.
Mankind has been given much evidence through God’s handiwork in the creation of this world to understand that YES there is a God who created the universe. There is much evidence and power revealed in His written Word to understand the gospel message.
Mankind has been given the revelation of nature set before us and the power of His Word contained in the Bible so that we are without excuse for not knowing and acknowledging Him. Read Romans 1:19-20 for further contemplation.