Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world

Just a really quick thought for the day today.  These words from Psalm 19 remind us that although we may be stuck indoors for much of the following weeks, unless you work in an essential role (if you do – Thank you for all you do for us all!), there is a world full of wonder outside just waiting for us to go and see it again.

 

It may be 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks or more before we enjoy the beauty of our land and the freedom to enjoy it, but it is still there, waiting for us.  The rolling hills, the large parks, the nature reserves, all of it is there.  These places speak of the glory of God, the majesty of his creation and we are so lucky to be able to enjoy them.  And it’s not just us that enjoy and need these places either.  I suspect that the animals found in these glorious locations are enjoying a respite from all the human interaction!

These places, the wildlife, the plants and trees all speak of a God of creation, a God who crafts and shapes and builds wonder upon wonder upon wonder… and the best part… we are his creations, made out of love, made with joy, filled with his likeness and spirit… and we get to be part of this created world too.

To quote another part of the bible (Psalm 148),

“Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord! ”

Creation speaks of God, in praise of God, loudly without words it reminds us of God…

So even though we are indoors find a book and read about the world outside, watch a programme about the beauty of the world, find a picture and contemplate the beauty of the world… and in those moments hear God speak to you of what is waiting when this is all over.

Because when we can eventually go outside we

“shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Until next time

Stay safe, be blessed.

Pastor James