Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seeing God's Glory All Around Us

Consider the similarity of these two Bible verses:

Isaiah 6:3:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Psalm 104:24:

O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

Do you notice the similarity? In Isaiah 6:3 the earth reflects the glory of the Lord. In Psalm 104:24, we learn the way the earth reflects God's glory---it is through his creatures. It is through the plants and animals, mountains and plains, seas and lakes, earth and sky that we see the radiant glory and loveliness of our triune God!

If we have eyes to see it, everything around us is telling us about God's greatness and glory. The earth we live in is like that heavenly temple where the angels praise God for his glory. The sky above us is the ceiling of the temple, the earth below us is the floor, and all the creatures we see in this temple tell us continually about the glory of our King.

Why can't we see our Lord's glory in the earth? If we have eyes to see it we are surrounded by the glorious character of our God each day. Everything is pointing to his holiness, power, wisdom, goodness, and care. If we have eyes to see it, everything in his temple is shouting his glory.

On this blog there are rotating pictures of God's creation. Above these pictures are the two verses above. They remind us to open our eyes each day to see how glorious is our triune Creator.

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