The Heavens declare it... the skies proclaim it... what is it?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” – Psalm 19:1
The Psalms are songs of worship. They call us to praise God for who he is and what he has done. They remind us of our great dependence on him. And they lead us into his presence. Psalm 19 begins with these famous words, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). As we read these words, we are reminded that creation itself testifies to God’s power, goodness, and presence.
For the greatest impact, I would recommend taking your child outside as you do today’s devotion. It’s one thing to talk about the heavens declaring God’s glory. It is another thing entirely to actually experience it. For too many of us, we live our lives secluded from creation. We don’t experience the same glory and grandeur that the authors of Scripture did as they walked outside, looked up, and saw the trillions of stars above them. So, take the time to stop and really look for God in creation. This doesn’t mean that you have to do this lesson at night. But I would recommend spending some time outside – and if the stars are out, all the better.