The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
The heavens declare who God is. He is perfect, orderly, and consistent. Night and day, new moon and full; summer and winter; creation is so precise that we live our lives governed by it. It is amazing that because of this perfection, we can predict things like high tides and solar eclipses years in advance. There is a dependability that God has built into the universe.
When I am hiking and spend the night on the trail, my watch is for informational purposes only. I find that my body adjusts to the rhythm of Creation. When it is light I am up, when it is dark I sleep. Together, the sun, moon, and stars are God’s great timepiece in the heavens.
We stand in awe of what the Lord has done. Truly, all of creation praises God and testifies to His greatness. Only through willful ignorance do we reject such testimony.
Praise the Lord for His greatness today. Thank Him for the gift of the heavens that He has given us to enjoy. Look to His lordship and plan for the path of your life. We should consider ourselves truly blessed that we know the source of universal order.