The Psalmist wrote in Ps. 19:1-4: “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.”
This week we have witnessed three of God’s phenomenon’s in the heavens. First was the meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk Russia, the second being Asteroid 2012 DA14 which passed within 17,200 miles from earth and third, a meteor spotted crossing over the San Francisco skyline.
These events may have doomsday enthusiasts running to stock up on supplies or journalists using phrases like “Meteor Spotted over California has Residents on Edge”. I however, view them differently.
One of the best things about living in Nevada is the night sky. On almost any evening, I can step into the darkness and witness the awesome work of God’s hands. As the Psalmist says, no speech or language is needed to see the glory of God’s hand in motion. He set the stars in place, he created the earth, the moon, and everything we see around us.
Romans 1:20 says he left us these things so no man can say, “There is no God.”
With every addition to my Ohio garden, I fell in love with God’s creativity. The variety of flowers from a simple Daisy to the thousands of tiny buds that make up one stem of a lilac amazed me. The two-tone pink and blue flowers of the Lungwort plant to the deep crimson of a Geranium left me waiting for them to bloom again the next year. The scent of Monarda filling the air with a spicy mint fragrance to the heavy scent of roses left my senses on overload. God was everywhere.
Now in Nevada I can see him in the mountains, the crystal blue of Lake Tahoe, and the multitude of rabbits, quail, and coyote that traverse our yard.
So as some panic at the things that occur in the heavens, rest assured God has set the universe in motion with one sweep of his divine hand.
Your turn: Where is it that you see God the most?