“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands. ”
Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
“Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge…The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:2,7 (NIV)
I have a hobby of amateur or “ham” radio. I enjoy the various ways to communicate with people around the world. I can type messages into my computer and they are instantly across the ocean and in the “mailbox” of someone in Europe, Australia or any other free country. I enjoy setting up my gear in my “shack” at home or in my car. With a small antenna on the roof of my vehicle connected to my mobile transceiver I can access many major cities around the world.
I have met some wonderful people during the last 30 years of enjoying the hobby. I learn about other cultures and have even taken part in emergency communications during natural disasters when the authorities have had their systems flooded with urgent calls for help.
As Christians we have many ways to communicate with the God Who made us. The Lord has built into his glorious creation many messages concerning His character and will for us. Our verses today tell us that as we look into the heavens we can “hear” the Lord declaring His mighty power and wisdom.
Space is incredibly vast with all kinds of intelligent detail about how creation is organized by an all wise God. As we study the awesome power of the various stars—as they expel great amounts of power—we can soon find ourselves worshipping the One Who constructed all that we see.
The second way God is spoken of as communicating with us is through His Word, or Bibles. The “law” of the Lord is exactly what we need to hear as we live our complex and sometimes confusing lives. We truly need input from the Lord daily as we sort out the pain and suffering we often experience in life.
Do you take time to “listen” to the many messages of the Lord in creation and in your Bible? All of us need to hear the Lord’s voice every day. We will be “refreshed”, invigorated, and made “wise” as we draw near the Lord in worship and praise.
May you hear from the Lord today as you lift up your eyes on the world around you. Then as you turn to the Scriptures ask the Author to speak to your heart and mind with the wisdom you need to serve the Lord today.