May 15

Psalm 148:1-6

“Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.” vs. 5

The psalmist knew that all things in the universe have their origin in God: stars, planets, angels, sun, moon…all things! By the word of the Lord they were created, and in the name of the Lord they offer praise and thanksgiving. Our eyes have become dulled to the connection between God and the stuff of the universe. Sometimes we even imagine that humans alone have any kind of God connection, forgetting that the creation existed long before we arrived on the scene. But when  we see the pictures sent back by space telescopes and exploring vehicles of exploration we can’t help but be inspired by the sheer beauty and symmetry of it all. In the vibrant colors and explosions of light we see the testimony referred to by the psalmist. Truly the heavens are declaring the glory of God…and it happens every day! We too are marvelous creations of the Lord, products of an ongoing creation that daily brings forth life for us to use and to enjoy. How blessed we are to be alive in this magnificent universe! How much more blessed we are when our eyes are opened and we are able to delight in its beauty! May we be at least as faithful as the sun, moon, and stars in offering daily praises to the Author of Life!

Thought for the Day: When am I most likely to offer praise to our Creator?

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