Read: Psalm 19:1-14
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (v. 1)
C. S. Lewis called Psalm 19 “the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world,” and I can see why. In only 14 verses, the psalmist captures the miraculous nature of creation, the sweetness of the law, and his desire to live in a way that honors God. A great psalm indeed!
The writer sees God’s glory in creation. I do too. Every summer morning (weather permitting) I walk around my yard and explore the beautiful things in God’s created world. I marvel over plants I never planted that seem to appear overnight. I breathe deeply and take in the scent of the minty bee balm leaves that have overtaken my flowerbed. Psalm 19 may be among the “greatest lyrics in the world,” but each new day, we have the opportunity to witness creation’s song for ourselves.
Even if we are not writers like the psalmist, we have daily opportunities to express our praise to God. We may discover these opportunities in the garden or at work. Our children or grandchildren might inspire us as they experience new things for the first time. We can delight in small things—like the fragrance of a linden tree—or in astounding things—like the birth of a child. We can express our praise in writing, in song, or we can feel our hearts swell with wonder and allow this to be our thanks to God. —April Fiet
As you pray, ask God to help you slow down and savor the goodness of what God has made.