“Look Up, Look Around”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.”
I remember times as a child that I would go outside and lay down somewhere in the yard or just stand in the yard and look up and just gaze at the beautiful night sky. There’s something so peaceful about looking up into the sky and seeing all the stars and knowing God created all of them. It’s peaceful and amazing.
When I read this passage, I’m always reminded of the amazing craftsmanship of our Almighty God. His creation is so beautiful and we are often so negligent of this. Every one of us gets caught up in the busyness of daily life and we forget how truly beautiful God’s creation is. His creation is all around us everyday and especially in the night sky, gazing up at the stars that burn bright.
We all need reminders every single day of the many activities we take part in. We’re always adding things to our calendars and special dates so that we do not forget. The problem is that we get so focused on not forgetting these dates and the things we have planned to do, and we forget to praise God and take in His beauty all around us.
This is a challenge for all of us. I easily get caught up in all the busyness of everyday life and work that I forget to acknowledge the beauty that God has put all around me. We all become forgetful. We don’t doubt God’s beauty and craftsmanship, we just get caught up in our routines and put to the side all the beauty He is trying to show us.
Let us take the time each day to look around and look up at His beauty.
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