Friday, February 8, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Psalms 8:1-9

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth. (Psalms 57:5)
When was the last time something took your breath away because of its majesty?
I’m not talking about an electronic gadget or some special effects in a movie. I’m talking about a nighttime sky show such as an eclipse of the moon. Or walking outside on a starry night to see Orion or Pleiades—constellations mentioned thousands of years ago in Scripture (Amos 5:8) that are still glowing today for our enjoyment. I’m speaking of a bursting dawn that radiates with glorious colors to signal another sunrise. Or the sound and light show that accompanies God’s way of watering the earth with food-producing rain (Job 36:27-33).
Have you stood by a fence and marveled at the power of a horse as it gallops gallantly through the field, mane flowing and hoofs pounding? (39:19-25). Or watched a soaring, swooping eagle drop from the sky because his God-designed vision has sighted supper from his mountain-peak nest? (39:27-30).
At creation, God gave man breath. Then he took man’s breath away with the beauty, grandeur, and eloquence of a universe of marvels created by His own hand. Look around. Examine what God has done. Then, breathless, proclaim His majesty.
Dear Lord, thank you for this wonderful creation and this life.Amen.
The wonder of creation speaks to everyone in different ways; but those who know and love the Lord can for His Handiwork give praise.
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church