Reflection on Psalm 19
“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.“
When we went to New Zealand last year there were such amazing places to see, incredible mountains and valleys, rivers and countryside. In fact you don’t need to go far to look out at creation and see God’s handiwork, just outside. Even in our city like, light polluted sky we behold marvelous stars, incredible sunsets and awe inspiring rainbows.
It is of course easy to allow these ‘common’ sights we see to stop causing us to marvel. But even to gaze at the beauty in animals and each other – marred as it is – is a wonderful thing. The God of creation has not hidden Himself. And in fact He has done far more than that…
Psalm 19 goes on to talk about how God’s Word brings us wisdom, joy and light. How His Word is pure and righteous, the satisfaction the Psalmist says that it brings is ‘more precious than gold’ and ‘sweeter than honey’ straight from the honeycomb.
It is God’s creation that leaves all people without excuse but to know that there is a God (Romans 1:20), but it is God’s Word that tells us of the God who sent His only Son, Jesus Christ to save all people by His death on the cross for our sins.
God’s Word the Bible reveals who the Creator is. I hope that this year is for you and for me, a year of getting to know this God better and better. A year of coming to know more and more the joy, forgiveness and peace that only He can bring us.