Little Emily was having difficulty with the Lord’s Prayer. She prayed, “Our father, who does art in heaven.” How often do you look up at the sky to observe God’s heavenly art? The Psalmist said, “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 reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world (Psalm 19:1-4).
We cannot know the many days and nights that David, the shepherd boy, found strength, encouragement, comfort and inspiration from observing God’s art work in the sky. The Psalms he wrote testify to the inspiration he received from looking up into the heavens. There are unspoken messages in the heavens every day if we will just take time to look and meditate. One day I looked up and saw a large cross in the sky reminding me of the victory we have in Jesus death and resurrection. On another occasion, dark threatening clouds were surrounded by brilliant rays from the sun sending beams of light down and around the clouds until they touched the earth telling me that no matter how dark things may be, the brightness of God’s glory and presence is available. On our vacation to Maine last July, I was able to look up into the unhindered view of millions of stars sparkling in the heavens reminding me that the awesome God I worship has put it all there for his purpose and my inspiration. My thoughts – “How Great Thou Art”.
Take time during the day and into the night to observe the handiwork of God in the heavens. Look for the message that God is sending you. David, who saw God declare his Glory in the heavens challenged us all by saying, “Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in” (Psalm 24:7).
In His Love,