September 9, 2023

Psalm 19:1–4, 14

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.

2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

I remember as a young boy on very dark nights laying out in the yard with the lights off looking up into the sky and seeing the multitude of stars. To look into the heavens and witness the vastness of God’s glory is breathtaking. To know God has created all that is and the humongous size of His creation is awesome. Yes, even breathtaking. I had to take Gage, our oversized dog out early this morning. I looked up into the sky and once again saw the great majesty of God. Gage and I just stopped in the darkness that surrounded us and praised God for His creation, our being, and the wonders of His work.

It is easy to look at this world and wonder where God is. We are surrounded by the evil of sin everywhere we look. The heart of people is filled with the darkness of satanic corruption.

Early morning is my favorite time of day. The quiet solitude of the morning brings an opening in the heart, and the mind, to reflect upon God and His majestic greatness. I am reminded of Charles Tindley’s song, “When The Morning Comes.”

Trials dark on ev’ry hand, and we cannot understand

All the ways that God would lead us to that blessed Promised Land;

But He’ll guide us with His eye, and we’ll follow till we die; We will understand it better by and by.


By and by, when the morning comes, When the saints of God are gathered home, We will tell the story how we’ve overcome; We will understand it better by and by.

Read all of Psalm 19. Meditate on the glorious truth of God. Know that the God who made the skies, the stars, the moon dwells beyond them. He dwells throughout His creation. But the greatest part of this is he lives in the hearts of those who have accepted Him. His love dwells in the heart of each believer. And for those who have rejected God, He is there asking for permission to come in.

All of God’s creations have one goal. God wants us to know Him, to worship Him, to obey Him.