Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from heaven! Praise God on the heights! — Psalm 146:1
Psalms 145-150 close the Bible’s songbook on a high note. They are pure praise. One of the underlying foundations for that praise is a reflection on just how awe-inspiring God is because of the awe-inspiring creation all around us.
A good devotion companion is looking at the pictures coming from the James Webb Space Telescope (www.jwst.nasa.gov). Perusing those shots of galaxies and nebulae from deep space makes your jaw drop.
Or, closer to home, just consider your eyeball that allows you to see those pictures in the first place. It is such an amazing, complex gift to us, enabling us to see shapes and colors and connect them all to the brain to make sense.
We praise God when we stop and consider that we aren’t God. The child-like wonder we once had must be nourished constantly so we can remember just how dependent we are on a Creator Who’s placed us in this wonderland.
I’m going to do today what I’m suggesting to you now: Go and make a mental list of the miracles around you that are so easy to take for granted. Look in the mirror. Look outside. See another’s face. Then pause and listen to the voice of praise that rises up within you.
“Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee: HOW GREAT THOU ART!”