Written by Allan Mitchell for The Life
This nighttime majestic marvel personally enchants my soul – always evoking a humble, worshipful response. Like the psalmist, I delight in surveying the heavens – not to idolize these creations but to prayerfully and poetically worship the Lord who created them. Every star-studded constellation piercing the dark panoramic canvas communicates to my spirit the eternal sovereignty and story of our God. Reformist, Martin Luther reiterated: “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”
Join me. Look up and behold the glory of His story!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that the heavens declare your glory and the skies proclaim the work of your hands. You determined the number of the stars – and called them each by name. I thank you that in the vastness of all creation, you love me and sent Jesus to restore relationship with me. Create in me a worshipful thankful heart that submits to your Word and will. Amen.
Go Deeper – Revisit Psalm 19:1-4. Scripture includes many allusions to the stars, constellations, and their names. This week, on a clear night, take time to look up and to pray under the stars.