Psalms 19:1 – June 12, 2020

The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands. Psalms 19:1 NABRE           

This is a psalm that extols the Lord above all nations and sings praises to His name. It is a psalm that proclaims the Lord as “rock” and “redeemer.” He is a Lord who shows His ways to His servants and to His anointed kings. The psalm opens by showing how the glory of God is being proclaimed, it then celebrates the channels of that praise – the sun with its rhythms, all of nature gives glory to God, then the Law given to Israel represents God’s glory and preserves humanity’s innocence. The psalm ends declaring total trust in the Lord. According to this psalm the glory of God is made manifest to all by the sun and by divine Law. In the gospels we can see in the incarnation of the Word the revelation of this glory.  We can not only see the greatness of God, the whole world proclaims God’s glory and can be seen because creation speaks without words, through the succession of the days and nights. Some who preach say that creation is the first chapter of the word of God. We can see God in the flowers, the trees, the stars, the sun, the moon, the beauty of flight, the wonder of the clouds and even in the power of the storms. We can know God by looking around and seeing the complexity and beauty in all created things. This psalm calls our attention to these created things, this creation of God proclaims the glory of God, the earth and all that is in it, proclaims the glory of God. 

Time and time again the beauty of the world shows through and reveals God deserving of our praise and wonderment. If we struggle knowing God we can look to any natural beauty and be amazed and awed. Next we can go deep inside ourselves and see even more radiant beauty. 

Does creation point to God for you?  Do you see God’s glory in nature?

If we struggle knowing God we can look to any natural beauty and be amazed and awed. Next we can go deep inside ourselves and see even more radiant beauty. Click To Tweet

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