“Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.” vs. 1
Humans have always wondered about God. In the beginning they saw God connections everywhere, particularly in the unexplained mysteries of the universe. In those times God was the standard cause for everything humans didn’t understand. As knowledge grew and scientific investigation revealed the natural forces at work in the world around us, some began to believe that there really was no place for God in the universe. Everything had a natural explanation. That notion has captured the minds of many in our modern culture…more and more people identify themselves as atheists. Others, unwilling to make such a bold assertion, still claim to believe that God exists, but then live as though there is no God. They seldom pray and only occasionally worship. The truth is that our language is largely ineffectual in describing God. How can one even find words to define that which is unknowable and unseen? The psalmist wasn’t burdened with our issues. For him there was no doubt. Not only did God exist but God was greater than we can even imagine. There’s great truth in the psalmist’s words. God does exist…and is more than we can possibly comprehend. Of course we have no vocabulary sufficient to describe or limit God…but it does not follow that there is no God! That’s why believers continue to humbly bow their hearts and minds in praise of the One in whom we live and love and have our being. To that One we offer glory and praise!
Thought for the Day: How do I describe God to unbelievers?