A Psalm of David
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.
David is the author of this wonderful psalm. He is writing to the Master of the service of song, the choirmaster in the sanctuary. David, while watching his father’s sheep, must have peered into the heavens noting the beauty of God’s handiwork. There, he declared the glory of God being surrounded by the work of His creation. This vast expanse of space illustrates the existence of ELOHIM, the Strong Creator. It is the heavens proclaiming to all mankind the actuality of an Almighty God.
Another fascinating distinctive of our Strong Creator is in Isaiah 40:22, which mentions the “circle of the earth.” When the earth is viewed from space, it always appears circular. Because the earth is round, it makes God’s description, picture perfect. An additional verse indicating the earth is round is Job 26:10. “He hath compassed (to describe a circle) the waters, with bounds. . .” The boundary between light and darkness (day and night) is called the “terminator.” If you were standing on the terminator, you would be experiencing either a glorious sunrise or a breath taking sunset.
The things that we see every day should lead us to reflect on the beauty of the heavens, and the magnificent design of our great Creator. God’s divine power shows the foolishness of the atheist who sees the heavens and yet says, "There is no God’’ (Psalm 53:1). Our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln wrote: “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained (set in place); What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest (cares for) him” (Psalm 8:3,4)?
Lord, the beauty of Your heavens declare Your glory forever.