The Heavens Declare His Glory!
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a groom coming from the bridal chamber; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat. - Psalm 19:1-6 (HCSB)
When I was little child, I would look up at the great big sky and pick from the multitude a special star to wish upon. I distinctly remember the exhilarating hope I had as I looked to that wee star in the distance, fully expecting him to grant this little girl her every wish.
It would be quite some time before I would accept the Creator of those stars as my Savior. But even then, I only believed that He was. I did not follow Jesus our Messiah for quite some time. I didn’t follow Him because I didn’t trust Him. And I couldn’t trust Him because I didn’t know Him.
As I have grown to know my Abba YHWH (Father God) thru His Son Yeshua, and have studied His Love Letter to me (The Holy Scriptures), I have come to understand that the little star I prayed to was indeed speaking to me. But friends, he was declaring the Sole Sovereign, Creator of the Universe!
You see, that wee star in the distance was crying out with a reliable hope as our spirits within us still do today. Romans 8:18-23 reads:
I don't think the sufferings we are going through now are even worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us in the future. The creation waits eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed; for the creation was made subject to frustration - not willingly, but because of the one who subjected it. But it was given a reliable hope that it too would be set free from its bondage to decay and would enjoy the freedom accompanying the glory that God's children will have. We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth; and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons - that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free.
That wee star had a sure message to deliver! It was to proclaim the only One Who was willing and able to fill the deep crevices of my soul.
What do you hear when you look up at the night sky?
A little star never could fill us with divine purpose, forgive us our desperate perversities, and infuse us with divine passion. And yet, that wee part of the creation - held high in the sky by the Messiah’s Hand (Colossians 1:17) - cannot help but tell us about the One Who can!
Father God, You are able! We praise You for Your lovingkindness and patience toward us! We thank You for declaring the message of deliverance in Jesus Christ from Your very creation that waits on You! We love You, ADONAI and bless Your Name. May You make us bold proclaimers as well, of the Light of Salvation thru Yeshua (Jesus) our LORD and Redeemer. Amen.
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