The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Comment: The more we get to know about the universe both in its greatness and in its smallest detail, the more amazing it is. Some seem content to say that it all arose from nothing. That takes infinite ignorance and blind faith, the ‘blind leap into the dark’ kind of faith of which Christians are often accused. David’s description of the behaviour of the sun is poetic and ‘nonsensically poetic’, but looking up and seeing not only the sun but the infinitude of glory, causes him to be amazed at what the ‘Creator’ has made. And what we see speaks in every known language! He is exclaiming that he can see the evidence for a ‘Mastermind’ somewhere in the background.
Prayer: Open my eyes to see what You declare is self-evident about Yourself as the Creator, O LORD.