• Jill Jarrell Newsome

"Meditate On His Works"

In church we sang, “So Will I” by Hillsong Worship and the words really spoke to me, especially the words about the stars. “God of creation There at the start, Before the beginning of time, With no point of reference, You spoke to the dark And fleshed out the wonder of light. And as You speak A hundred billion galaxies are born. In the vapor of Your breath the planets form. If the stars were made to worship so will I. I can see Your heart in everything You've made.” As Pastor Tim says, our music leads us to the throne of God. This led me to the throne of God!

"Scientists estimate that the universe—the entire creation—contains hundreds of billions of galaxies—that’s hundreds of thousand million galaxies with each galaxy holding hundreds of thousand million stars and solar systems." David said in Psalm 8: 1, "Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens." He also said in Psalm 19: 1-4, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun." I believe the planets, the stars, the moons, the heavens, and the universe are proclaiming God is worthy of worship.

How did David write these beautiful psalms? While tending the sheep I am sure he rested in the pasture. He had no radio, television, cell phone going off. It was just he and God out there. With no light clutter, he had to notice the beautiful stars! How often do we miss creation’s shouts and proclamations? Creation shares their testimonies of how magnificent God is. When we are in tune, like David, we are led into spontaneous worship. We are brought to the throne of God. Then, like David, we can proclaim Psalms 145: 1-5, "I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you

and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works."

Let's remember, God spoke....and the universe came into existence. He created everything with His voice! Creation exists to show us God's "immeasurable, unquantifiable, indescribable, and awesome characteristics". Isaiah invites us to think about the heavens. Isaiah 40: 26, "Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing." Go outside tonight and lift your eyes to the heavens and remember He is worthy of worship!


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