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.

Psalm 19: 1, 2

On some days dawn comes as a golden glow, others as a misty shroud, some with pelting rain, and some with the promise of scorching heat; yet, each is a reflection of the infinite glory that is God’s. No matter what the day is like, no matter whether my personal dawn comes as the sun is still obscured by the earth’s eastern curve or whether it comes when the sun is high overhead, looking at the sky, really looking at it and taking it in, contemplating it, always gives a me a powerful sense of the splendor, the scope, and the majesty that is God. Everything that I can see is the personal craftsmanship of the Creator; everything that I can imagine beyond what my eyes take in is the same. God has made it all, and He continues to work on his painting every moment of every day. There is no detail that is not important to Him.

It is also very comforting to realize that among all of the details that He is attending to, the one that He cares about the most is me. He speaks to me in ways that are constant, consistent, and clear. It is as if nature itself resonates with God’s voice, not so much as the booming outcry of an earthquake but more as a constant hum that comes from deep inside. The Lord says, “Listen, hear, understand”. If we will open our hearts, see from the depths of our souls, quiet our overactive minds and soak in the wisdom and the knowledge that God has surrounded us with, His presence and the knowledge and wisdom that we need for the day will envelope us.

The entire created universe was designed to benefit God’s ultimate creation; all was given to us as a love gift from the bridegroom to us, His bride. He wants us to look closely at the gift, to enjoy its beauty; to live well in it’s midst. God speaks in and through all of it. The heart of the giver shows His love to our hearts, and all that is required from us is to open the eyes of our hearts and let God’s loving gift feed our souls.